I recently did some research on low-carb foods. I was very surprised at some of the information, so thought I would share it with all of you.
***All Numbers below based on 1 cup of veges for leafy veges, stems and flowers. Fruits, roots, and seeds based on 1/2 cup.
LEAFY VEGES: Fiber subtracted from carb count, these veges below have 3 net carbs or less (some have 0) - 1 CUP
Lettuce, endive, escarole, radicchio, romaine, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, kale, bok choy (Chinese cabbage).
Parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary, thyme
STEMS & FLOWERS: Fiber subtracted from carbs, 3 net carbs or less - 1 CUP
Bamboo shoots, celery, seaweed, cabbage, asparagus, fennel-less than onions, cauliflower, and broccoli. Brussel sprouts - 4.7 and artichoke hearts - around 6, however, excellent health benefits make these two qualify on the low-carb list.
FRUITS: The part of the plant that contains seeds is the fruit of a plant. BASED ON 1/2 CUP. Fiber subtracted from carbs, 3 net carbs or less except for bell peppers.
Okra, cucumbers, green beans, wax beans, eggplant, 1 med.tomatillo, snow peas, sugar snap peas, 1 Roma size tomato, yellow summer squash, zucchini. Bell peppers have 3 to 5 carbs based on size and color in 1/2 cup.
ROOTS AND SEEDS: Fibers subtracted from carbs, 3 net carbs or less. BASED ON 1/2 CUP except for white, yellow, or red onions.
Radishes, green onions, jicama, rutabagas, turnips. Red, white, yellow onions have 4/5 carbs per 1/2 cup. Green onions are much better with 1.5 carbs per half cup.
FOODS HIGHER IN CARBS AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED:
Leeks, water chestnuts, beets, potatoes, carrots, winter squash, acorn, butternut, parsnips, green peas, sweet potatoes, corn, plantains.
BERRIES: BASED ON 1/4 CUP/ FIBER SUBTRACTED
Strawberries 2g net carbs
Raspberries 2g net carbs
Blueberries 17 net carbs
Hope this helps, I frequently look at this list before ordering groceries.
Love & Hugs,
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