3. Asparagus

This delicious spring vegetable is another low-carb diet while being good source of vitamin A, C and K. 8 grams of carbs, of which 4 are fiber are provided by a cup of cooked asparagus.

Health benefits of asparagus have been seen in test-tube studies according to which this helps in fight against cancer, and also protects health of brain and helps in reducing anxiety.

4. Mushrooms

Although a bit expensive, but mushrooms are extremely low in carbs. 2g carbs, 1 of which is fiber, are provided by a cup (70 grams) of raw white mushrooms.

As far as health benefits are concerned, it is helpful for people with metabolic syndrome, where consumption of 100g white mushrooms for continuous 16 weeks helped in improvement in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory markers. So, they have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Zucchini

It is one of the most common type of summer squash and these summer squashes can be eaten as they have soft skin and are long. This makes them a better option than winter squashes which have an inedible rind and also tend to contain higher carb-number.

Zucchini offers 4g carbs, of which 1g is fiber in a serving of one cup and is a great source of vitamin C offering 35% of RDI per cup serving. Yellow Italian squash is similar in nutrient content to Zucchini like other summer squashes.


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