Vegetables are among the foods recommended in the daily diet. However, for those who follow a specific diet, not all of the ‘style’ vegetables they are eating. Did you know that vegetable-based foods also have a high calorie and carbohydrate content that can influence your diet?
Therefore, it is important to choose low carbohydrate varieties so as not to interfere with your diet program. According to the Diet Doctor portal, vegetables grown on land have low carbohydrate content and can be eaten freely.
Meanwhile, plants that grow underground such as carrots, potatoes, and onions have a high amount of carbohydrates.
Below are 5 types of low-carbohydrates that are very useful for your diet. It is also suitable for those who want to eat healthy, high fiber and nutrient-rich.
According to Health Line, one serving of spinach vegetable contains 7g of carbohydrates, with 4g of fiber. But one portion of raw spinach contains 1g of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber. Very low amount of carbohydrates for vegetables.
In addition, spinach also helps reduce DNA damage, protect the heart, and reduce the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration (eyes).
Broccoli is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. Studies show that broccoli can lower insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes and protect the body from many types of cancer, including prostate.
One raw broccoli (91g) serving contains 6g of carbohydrate, 2g of fiber. The vitamin C and K content in broccoli is also sufficient to meet daily requirements.
Beans also have a low amount of carbohydrates where one part (125g) contains only 10g of carbohydrates, with 4g of fiber.
Research shows, beans are rich in chlorophyll content that helps protect the body from cancer. Beans have chemical compounds, carotenoids that can boost brain function against aging.
Salad or lettuce
Salad or lettuce is one of the low-carb vegetables. Each 47g salad contains only 2g of carbohydrates and 1g of fiber.
Salads are also rich in vitamins A, C, and K. These vegetables are also high in folate which helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
Each 104g of cucumber has only 4g of carbohydrates. Its low carb content makes vegetable cucumbers very diet-friendly.
Although it does not contain many vitamins and minerals, it is rich in good cucurbitacin E compounds which are good for health. These compounds are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and protect the brain. It is also rich in good water content for the body, especially in summer.
20th March 2020 20:17
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