You would have often seen this nutrient rich vegetable these days. 7g carbs, of which 1g is fiber, are provided by one cup (67 grams) of kale. An impressive 206% RDI of vitamin A and 134% RDI of vitamin C is also provided. Kale is also rich in antioxidants like kaempferol and quercetin.
The antioxidants help in lowering blood pressure and protection against diabetes type II, heart disease and other diseases. Improvement in immune function and increase in skin’s ability to fight damaging free radicals, which speed-up aging, is all done due to high consumption of vitamin A present in Kale.
Where cucumbers are low in carbs, they also haven’t much quantities of vitamins and minerals. But they have cucurbitacin E, a compound which is beneficial for health. 4g carbs, of which less than 1g is fiber, is provided by one cup serving (104 grams) of chopped cucumber.
For health benefits, it helps in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
14. Brussels Sprouts
It is a cruciferous vegetable full of vitamins and low in carbs. Half a cup serving (78 grams) of Brussels sprouts can have 6g carbs, of which 2g are fiber, when presented in cooked form. As for the vitamin content, it has almost 80% RDI of vitamin C and a huge 137% RDI of vitamin K in it.
Reduction in risk of cancer is also reported by consumption of these sprouts, for example, colon cancer.