87 Low-Carb Vegetables That Will Make Weight Loss Easy

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

low carb vegetables

Carbohydrates vs. Fiber

“Fiber” usually refers to resistant starch, which doesn’t get digested by your body. Instead, it plays a role in absorbing bile and bulking up stool. It also slows down the digestion of carbs to prevent blood sugar spikes and helps you feel full after a meal. Fiber is key to digestive health and preventing some cancers (3).

Dietary fiber is included in the total carbohydrate content on a nutritional label. Since your body doesn’t digest these carbohydrates, they can be subtracted from the total carb content to give you the net carb value (4). To summarize, you need to take the total amount of carbohydrate in a serving minus the carbohydrate in the fiber.

Low Carb Vegetables (Alphabetical Order)

Here are some of the best low carb vegetables to eat if you’re watching your carb intake. All carb counts are based on a quantity of 100 grams. (5)

VegetableTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsNet CarbsMain NutrientCalories
Acorn Squash101.508.5Vitamin C40
Alfalfa sprout2200Vitamin K23
Arugula4222Vitamin A25
Asparagus3. K20
Avocado970.72Pantothenic acid160
Baby Beet Greens4400Vitamin K22
Bamboo Shoots52.232.8Vitamin B627
Banana Pepper5322Vitamin C27
Bean sprout (Mung Bean)
Beet102.877.2Vitamin C43
Bell Peppers, Green4. C20
Bell Peppers, Red62.14.23.9Vitamin C31
Bell Peppers, Yellow60.905.1Vitamin C27
Bitter Melon40.803.2Vitamin C20
Bok Choy (Pak Choi)
Broccoli72.61.74.4Vitamin K34
Broccoli Rabe, Rapini3300Vitamin K22
Broccolini6125Vitamin C35
Brussels Sprout93.82.25.2Vitamin K43
Butterhead Lettuce2111Vitamin K13
Butternut Squash1222.210Vitamin A45
Cabbage62.53.23.5Vitamin K25
Carrots102.84.77.2Vitamin A41
Cauliflower521.93Vitamin C25
Celery31.61.81.4Vitamin K16
Celery Root (Celeriac)
Chard4212Vitamin K19
Chayote4. C19
Chi Qua21.70.30.3Vitamin A15
Chicory greens5421Vitamin K23
Chicory root181.5916.5Vitamin B672
Choy Sum3.5201.5Vitamin C23
Collard Greens540.51Vitamin K32
Cress61.14.44.9Vitamin A32
Cucumber3. K16
Eggplant633.53Vitamin B125
Endive3300Vitamin A17
Escarole, Curly Endive3300Vitamin A17
Fennel72.104.9Vitamin C31
Gai Choy (Chinese Mustard Greens) C23
Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli)
Green Beans73.403.6Vitamin C31
Iceberg Lettuce2. A15
Jalapeno Pepper72.84.14.2Vitamin C28
Kale9108Vitamin K49
Kangkong (Water Spinach)
Kohlrabi63.62.62.4Vitamin C27
Leek141.83.912.2Vitamin A61
Lotus Root174.9012.1Vitamin C74
Mushroom, Brown (Italian or Crimini)
Mushroom, Portabella5124Riboflavin26
Mushroom, Shiitake142412Riboflavin56
Mushroom, White (Button)
Mustard Greens4. K27
Nori50.30.54.7Vitamin A35
Okra73.21.53.8Vitamin K33
Poblano Pepper6.41.804.6Vitamin A27
Potato, Sweet203417Vitamin A86
Potato, White172.20.814.8Vitamin C77
Pumpkin70.52.86.5Vitamin A26
Radish3. C16
Romaine3211Vitamin A17
Rutabaga92.34.56.7Vitamin C38
Scallion (Green Onion)
Sin Qua3.
Snake Bean (Yardlong, Chinese Long Bean)
Spaghetti Squash71.52.85.5Vitamin A31
Spinach4202Vitamin K23
Sugar Snap Peas(Snowpeas)
Summer Squash3. C16
Tomatillos61.93.94.1Vitamin C32
Tomatoes, Cherry4133Vitamin C18
Tomatoes, Green51.143.9Vitamin C23
Tomatoes, Red3. C18
Tomatoes, Yellow30.702.3Vitamin C15
Tung Ho3.93.900Vitamin A24
Turnips61.83.84.2Vitamin C28
Water Chestnut2434.821Vitamin B697
White Radish (Daikon)
Yam284024Vitamin C118
Yellow Wax Beans7304Vitamin C31
Yu Choy Sum3.5003.5Vitamin C23
Yucca (Cassava)382236Vitamin C160
Zucchini (Courgette)

Low Carb Eating Tips

Here are other tips to help you on your low-carb journey:

  • Replace as many as possible high-carb foods in your diet with healthy lower carb alternatives.
  • Include protein and fat whenever you eat a high-carb food.
  • Choose low-carb whole grains over refined as often as possible.
  • Reduce the blood-sugar impact of any food by pairing it with one that has a lower glycemic index.
  • If it’s a leaf, you can definitely eat it!
  • Control your portions: aim for 2 cups of leafy low carb vegetables, 1 cup of non-starchy veggies.

There you have it: a list of low carb vegetables to keep you full while you burn up any of the fat your body may have stored. Who says you have to compromise to live healthily?

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