[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]All keto meals should contain low-carb vegetables, whether they are fresh or frozen does not matter much. Green leafy vegetables are still preferred. The first thing to look at to find out if a vegetable is keto is to see where the vegetable came from. Most above-ground vegetables, we can consider them leafy green and are often considered keto. Vegetables that grow underground such as tubers and roots, contain starches and therefore are rather high in carbohydrates, are to be avoided.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Vegetables with a low amount of carbohydrates." use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]
- Zucchini: rich in potassium, vitamin E and C. They have a very low sugar content and few calories.
- Cauliflower: due to its low calorie content, very low carbohydrate content and satiating power, it is a great food for this eating style.
- Lettuce: consisting of 95 percent water, is another keto vegetable that is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber.
- Spinach: is useful because it is high in vitamin A, plus it is rich in nitrates, a substance used to build and maintain healthy muscles.
- Broccoli: source of iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium. They contain vitamins A, C , E and K. They have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power.
- Asparagus: is low in calories but on the other hand has a strong satiating power, also contains, many minerals and is rich in potassium, so good for protecting the heart and muscles.
- Green beans: are important in a keto diet because they help normalize bowel movements. In addition, potassium, iron, and vitamins A and C are present in high amounts.
- Fennel: this vegetable has liver and blood cleansing properties, plus it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It contains vitamins A, C but most importantly it is almost calorie-free.