Another great source of several vitamins and minerals is the leafy green spinach. It also has excellent health benefits like it improves heart health and can also minimize the risk of eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataract. It also helps in alleviating DNA damage.
A single cup serving of cooked spinach can have as much as more than 10 times the RDI for vitamin K. Although it is low in carbs but when cooked the carbs become concentrated. It is proved with fact that raw spinach has 1g carbs with almost 1g fiber while the cooked form has 7g carbs.
Avocados are a fruit, but they are usually consumed as vegetables and are a very delicious and unique food. 150 grams (a cup) serving of avocados can have 13g carbs, of which 10g can be fiber.
As for the health benefits, these help in lowering LDL cholesterol and Triglycerides levels and are also rich in oleic acid which is very beneficial. Other than providing fair amount of potassium, folate and vitamin C, avocados also help in weight loss because they are high calorie food and one feels full after consuming even half an avocado.
Cauliflower is another tasty and low-carb popular vegetable. It can be a substitute for high carb foods such as potato and rice. Only 5g carbs, of which 3g are fiber, is provided by a single cup (100 grams) serving of raw cauliflower. Almost 77% RDI of vitamin C and a high amount of vitamin K is also provided by a single serving.
It also has health benefits such as it reduces risk of heart diseases and cancer.