Vegetables provide essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, such as antioxidants and fiber.
Research consistently shows that people who eat at least 5 servings of vegetables a day have the lowest risk of many diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
Non-starchy vegetables are a “free food”. This means that they are considered a carbohydrate-free food, and therefore do not contribute carbohydrates to your total carb intake (which determines your daily net carb total).
Most vegetables are low in calories but rich in vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. In addition, many are low in carbs and high in fiber, making them ideal for low-carb diets.
What’s on my plate:
-1/2 English cucumber, diced
-1 red pepper, sliced
-12 Mary’s organic GF crackers
-4 kalamata olives