Vegetable intake on Low Carb Healthy Fat eating?

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Increasing your vegetable intake is one of the first steps you can take to start healing your health. We see many clients who are not consuming enough of the right types of vegetables and reasons include;

  • Some claim to not like the taste
  • Cost
  • Not sure how to prepare them
  • Time to create meals including them

At Nutrition for Life, we can help you overcome challenges around the above reasons for low vegetable intake and encourage you to seek this assistance if you know this is what you are struggling with.

When adding the right quantity and type of vegetables into a healthy diet here are a few things to consider…

Eating about 12-15 grams of your total daily carb intake from veggies should be fine for just about anyone, no matter how insulin resistant.
Keep starchy vegetables to a minimum which include…

  • Corn.
  • Dried beans.
  • Lima beans.
  • Peas.
  • Potatoes.
  • Sweet potatoes.
  • Winter squash.

Good low-carb vegetables good? There’s a very simple rule:

  • Vegetables growing above ground are low carb and can be eaten freely.
  • Vegetables growing below ground contain more carbs, so you’ll have to be more careful with them (especially potatoes).


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