10 Keto Friendly Vegetables You Should Add to Your Diet

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By : dLife Editors

A healthy serving of vegetables is essential to any diet, but not all vegetables are created equal, especially when you are on a low-carbohydrate diet such as the largely popular ketogenic (keto) diet.

Being on a keto diet means that you are consuming only 25 to 50 grams of net carbs per day.

The keto diet replaces carbohydrates with mainly fat. By restricting your carbohydrate intake, your body goes into a state of “ketosis,” which means your body burns fat for energy instead of carbs.

When you are in ketosis, your body only gets about 5% to 10% of your calories from carbohydrates.

Therefore, being on a keto diet means that you are consuming only 25 to 50 grams of net carbs per day. To achieve this, you avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, carrots, beets, and squash. Non-starchy vegetables, on the other hand, can be consumed freely and in large quantities.

Here’s our list of non-starchy vegetables you should definitely add to your keto diet.

Broccoli: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 3 grams

broccoli

Arugula: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 2 grams

arugula

Asparagus: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 2 grams

asparagus

Bell Peppers: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 4 grams

bell pepper

Brussels Sprouts: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 3 grams

Brussels sprouts

Cauliflower: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 3 grams

cauliflower

Kale: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 1 gram

kale

Mushrooms: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 2 grams

mushroom

Spinach: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 4 grams

Spinach

Tomatoes: Net Carbs for 1 serving: 4 grams

tomato

NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified nutritional professional. While the keto diet has proven benefits, it’s still controversial. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor.  Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your specific dietary needs.