9. Green Beans
Although these belong to family legumes like beans and lentils, but they have much lower carbs than that of other legumes. They are also called snap beans or string beans. 10g carbs, of which 4g are fiber, are provided by a single cup serving (125 grams) of cooked green beans.
According to animal studies, these help protect against cancer due to the presence of chlorophyll. They also help in improving brain function during aging due to the presence of carotenoids.
While being a major source of vitamins, lettuce is one of the vegetables with the lowest carb-number. It provides only 2g carbs, of which 1g is fiber. Vitamins A, C and K are chiefly present in lettuces like romaine and other green varieties.
Folate is present in high quantity which helps decreasing levels of homocysteine, a compound responsible for increasing heart diseases risk. This folate’s link to homocysteine was proved by a study where 37 women were given food which was high in folate for five consecutive weeks and their levels of homocysteine were lowered by 13% comparing with those having diet low in folate.
Although it is a high-carb diet, but a very little amount of it is consumed as it has strong aroma and taste. Usually, 1g carb, of which some fiber is present in 1 clove of garlic (3 grams).
Garlic has its use in immunity boosting and helps boost resistance against common cold and in decreasing blood pressure.