The 8 Best Low Carb Vegetables

Spinach is nutritious and used in many dishes. Spinach contains iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins. The Top Nutrition Coaching nutritionist Crystal Scott, M.S., RDN, says it's rich in folate, fiber, and antioxidants.


Kale has several vitamins and minerals, including selenium, which helps your body manufacture antioxidant enzymes. MedlinePlus says antioxidant enzymes protect cells.


This vegetable is more popular due to cauliflower steak dishes. Folate, potassium, fiber, vitamins C and K are abundant in cauliflower. Cauliflower contains protocatechuic acid (PCA), a bioavailable antioxidant that reduces diabetic inflammation.


"Vitamin C, potassium, and folate are in zucchini. It has fiber and little calories, helping digestion "says. It also doesn't raise blood sugar since it's low in carbohydrates.


Owner of Nourished with Emily, registered dietitian Emily Tills, RD, advises concentrating on carbohydrates and fiber-rich veggies. According to the USDA, artichokes offer more fiber than most other vegetables on this list.


This vegetable has 6 grams carbohydrates per cup (raw and chopped) plus vitamins C and K, fiber, folate, and potassium, according to the USDA. The brassica family, which includes broccoli, has several health advantages.


Tills says asparagus is one of the highest-fiber, lowest-carb vegetables with a glycemic load of 1. "Vegetables that have a low net-carb count will have a lesser impact on blood sugar levels," adds.


Fiber helps control blood sugar and has many additional advantages. The CDC says this powerful ingredient may help maintain good cholesterol, lower cancer risk, and support a healthy weight.

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