Get the facts about these versatile vegetables.
Non-starchy vegetables are a key component in a variety of Dr. Oz’s diets, including The Day-Off Diet, The Total Choice Plan, and most recently in The 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough Diet. But what are they exactly? Non-starchy vegetables are vegetables with little to no starch content, a type of complex carbohydrate that breaks down quickly in the body. These types of vegetables are low in calories, low in carbohydrates (making them low-glycemic), and rich in fiber. Find out how they compare against other vegetables and how you can include them in your healthy diet.
Types of Non-Starchy Vegetables
Non-starchy vegetables include leafy greens like collard greens, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens. They also refer to cruciferous vegetables, or vegetables in the cabbage family, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. Other examples of non-starchy vegetables are artichokes, asparagus, beets, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, peppers, and zucchini. Get a list of more non-starchy vegetables in The Total 10 shopping list, low-glycemic vegetable list, or The Day-Off Diet shopping list.