Non-Starchy vs. Starchy Vegetables
Starchy vegetables include vegetables such as beans, butternut squash, corn, parsnips, peas, plantains, potatoes, and pumpkins. They are rich in carbohydrates that the body needs but since they break down slowly, they can raise blood sugar levels during the process. This is important to consider if you have a condition such as diabetes which requires that you maintain a low blood sugar level as often as possible. In addition, many of us already consume plenty of starchy vegetables but not enough non-starchy vegetables on a regular basis. To balance blood sugar levels and keep the body healthy, it’s crucial to eat both starchy and non-starchy vegetables.