The 6 Best Low Carb Vegetables (Plus 1 Great Low Carb Fruit)

Bell peppers

They contain antioxidants called carotenoids that may reduce inflammation, decrease cancer risk, and protect cholesterol and fats from oxidative damage (2, 3).

Broccoli

Studies show that broccoli may decrease insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s also thought to protect against several types of cancer, including prostate cancer (5Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source, 7).

Asparagus

One cup (180 g) of cooked asparagus contains 7 g of carbs, 4 of which are fiber. It’s also a good source of vitamins A, C, and K (9Trusted Source).

Mushrooms

A 1-cup (70-g) serving of raw white mushrooms contains just 2 g of carbs, 1 of which is fiber (14Trusted Source).

Zucchini

Zucchini is a popular vegetable and the most common type of summer squash. Summer squash is long with soft edible skin.

Spinach

Spinach is also low in carbs, but the carbs become more concentrated as the leaves are cooked down and lose their volume.

More stories