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~ Do you know what veggies play a huge part in weight loss ??

 

DO YOU KNOW YOUR VEGGIES ????  

 

The real low down on what veggies can actually assist in weight loss ... it's a fact that some will hinder your progress and it's better to know what to eat ... than to just think all veggies are working for ya !

 

The truth is ... almost all veggies are good for you ... but to some degree.  If your trying to lose weight you need to be eating " Non Starchy Vegetables ".

 

Non-starchy vegetables include the following categories: leafy greens such as lettuce and spinach; cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and bok choy; and allium vegetables like onions, garlic and leeks. Cucumbers, squash, peppers and tomatoes – botanically classified as fruits – also fall into this category.

 

 Starchy vegetables, defined as roots, tubers and plantains (most notably, potatoes, cassava and sweet potatoes), differ from their non-starchy cousins in their nutrient content and calorie count. While non-starchy varieties provide just 5 grams of carbohydrate and 25 calories per serving, starchy vegetables have three times the carbohydrates and roughly 80 calories per serving.

Although starchy vegetables are more concentrated in calories than non-starchy veggies, they remain nutritious staples in a balanced diet. These foods provide many nutritional benefits. Potatoes, for example, supply almost twice the potassium of a banana. Starchy vegetables also provide dietary fiber, which may play a role in colon cancer prevention.

Over-reliance on starchy vegetables, however, can prove problematic. First, a diet devoid of non-starchy options is lacking in many vitamins, nutrients and phytochemicals. And second, starchy varieties, like potatoes, are frequently prepared with added fat, salt and sugar. In fact, although potatoes consistently rank as the favorite vegetable in America, they are rarely consumed in their unprocessed form. A plain baked potato would garner thumbs-up from any dietitian, but tater tots, potato chips and French fries are clearly foods that should be eaten rarely.

 

Here is a nice list of many great tasting non starchy veggies :

 

Artichoke hearts, Asparagus, Bean sprouts, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard greens, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green beans, Hearts of palm, Jicama, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Mustard greens, Okra, Onions, Pea pods, Peppers, Radishes, Rutabaga, Sauerkraut, Spinach, Summer squash, Swiss chard, Tomato, Turnips, Water chestnuts, Zucchini 

 

To maximize your results ... they are best sautèed with 2 tsp. of Olive Oil.  Which is a healthy fat source that also helps shed pounds.  Add some Avocado and Raw Almonds ... and you are well on your way to a " Power House " meal !

If you can fill your plate with 75% veggies and 25% Protein at least one meal a day ... you will start to not only feel better ... but see an improvement in your weight loss journey.

 Also remember that eating " One Ingredient " foods as often as possible is also a great source of fuel for your body !  

These are only suggestions ... I am by know means an expert ... but I do know that it not only works for me ... but is also the opinion of many medical field specialists.  While I am often riding my desk bike ... I do research and I am always looking for ways to improve my health.  If I find something that has great substance .. I love to share it with everybody who is on this journey to improve their health !

 

Ok ... so go to the grocery store and load up on those Non Starchy Veggies !  :)   

 

 

 

 

 

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6 comments:

Loko_Ino wrote 69 months ago:
Excellent. I had brussel sprouts for lunch today =)
2Bgoddess wrote 69 months ago:
yup, and be mindful that non-greens are higher in sugar, such as carrots and tomatoes. (turnip and squash too). I just wanted to add that, cuz keeping my sugars down has greatly assisted with my weight loss.
merinefer1972 wrote 68 months ago:
according to alot of new studies, it isn't necessarily true to stop eating them. Recently acclaimed about potatoes which I thought I shouldn't be eating either. Just saying....
tiarapants wrote 68 months ago:
A good read. I love vegetables (apart from parsnips and beetroot) x
sumeetn wrote 68 months ago:
informative, thank you for sharing :-)
cmc6921 wrote 68 months ago:
deskbike?

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