Low Carb Vegetable List || Must read for diabetics

In this article, I have tried to list Low Carb Vegetable List which are low in carbohydrates and thus are excellent nutrient sources for diabetics around the world.

Diabetes is a disease in which the person affected face difficulty in metabolizing sugar which leads to spike in blood sugar.
For diabetes management, the patient needs to take insulin or proper medication.
The more carbohydrate (sugar) the person eats, the more is the requirement of insulin.

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Due to the carbohydrates metabolism failure, it is important for the diabetics to know what amount of carbohydrates they are eating.
The problem is that each and every food we eat has some amount of carbohydrates in it.

The best solution for a diabetic patient is that they should eat food which contains less amount of carbohydrates, this will make sugar control easier.

In this section, i have listed Low Carb Vegetable List which contain less amount of carbohydrates and hence can be eaten in excess without worrying about spikes in blood sugar.

1. Mushrooms
This vegetable is low in carbs.
The good this about this food is that it is easily available and can be purchased at low cost.

100 grams of mushrooms contains around 4grams of carbohydrates which is extremely low, hence useful for diabetic patients.

Also, they are low in calories and are packed with essential vitamins like Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron, copper, potassium, and selenium.
Mushrooms are cholesterol free and its fiber content is useful for the circulatory and digestive system.

2. Capsicum (also called “Shimla Mirch” in India)
Another low carb food which is tasty and nutritious.
100 grams of capsicum contains around 4.5 grams of carbohydrates.

My usual method of eating this item is simple and quick.
I cut this vegetable (along with other vegetables) into small pieces and put it on a separate plate.
Then i slightly cook this vegetable for a minute on a pan with small amount of butter.
In the end, i dress these vegetables with Indian Spices.

Capsicums are a great source of Vitamin A, C, B6, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and other important anti-oxidants.
This vegetable is a great source of Vitamin A, which is important for your good eye health.

3. Spinach
The problem with this vegetable is that it is available only in winters.
Pesticide contamination of spinach is also one great concern for human health.

If you have access to good quality spinach make sure to incorporate in the diet.
Most of the people including me hate eating spinach (personally I don’t like it taste).

To avail its nutrients, i adopted a different strategy.
Now, i boil the spinach inside the pressure cooker so that all of its nutrients goes into the water and after that, i drink the water.
Likewise, one can adopt different strategies for different items in order to avail the important nutrients,

Spinach is a great source of Vitamin K, A, C, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, and Potassium.

4. Cucumber
100 grams of cucumber contains around 3 grams of carbohydrates.

Cucumber can be the important item in your salad.
But the problem is that this vegetable in seasonal in nature and is only present during summers.

Cucumbers are also a great nutritional source.
They contain Vitamin A, C, K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese.
They are high in anti-oxidants which is helpful to protect your from health problems like heart disease, cancer, memory related problems etc.

The food also helps you keep hydrated in summers as majority of its content is made up of water.

5. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are low in carbohydrates and are filled with different nutrients.

Tomatoes can be eaten raw or can be used to make curry for any dish.
Tomatoes are widely used in India for its taste and to make vegetable curry, it can also be used in salads.

They are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Folate.
They also contain important nutrient called lycopene which is necessary for good heart health.

To know more about lycopene, click the link.

6. Garlic
Not an item which can be eaten raw.
People in India, make a paste out of it and use it for cooking vegetable (it adds lots of flavor in Indian dishes)

They are a good source of Vitamin C, B6, manganese. copper and Phosphorous.

FINAL WORD
you can note as a general rule that all the green vegetables are low in carbohydrates and are packed with essential nutrients.
The problem lies that we are more inclined towards fast food items which are full of refined sugar and transfats.
If you want to live a healthy life, make a point to reduce/eliminate grains and processed foods as these are the culprits for the rising health cases.

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