What Vegetables are High in Carbs?

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What Vegetables are High in Carbs?

We find carbohydrates in all the living beings present in the world which play a vital role in the efficient functioning of the immune system, fertilization, blood clotting and human development. Did you know that lack of carbohydrates could lead to impaired performance of the aforementioned systems?

But, in the western world, this deficiency is hardly found. You should also know that too much consumption of the same particularly the refined carbohydrates such as sugar or corn syrup could result into obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

Do you know which vegetables are high in carbs? Crackers, flours, cakes, refined potato products are some of the harmful and destructive foods while vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and yogurt are the healthy ones.

Now, let’s have a look at the list of foods that are way too high on carbohydrates:

#1.  Potatoes That We Love To Eat!

Starch is found in potatoes in a sound amount in the form of carbohydrates.  Do you know that just one cup of boiled potatoes has thirty-one grams of carbs? Also, thirty-six grams of carbs is there with mashed potatoes. To our shock, hash browns have more carbohydrates than French fries with thirty-five percent compared to twenty-seven percent. But if we see the positive side of the potatoes, they also contain Potassium. So, there are 110 calories in just a medium sized potato which is free of sodium, cholesterol which makes them downright healthy to consume. Apart from potassium, they contain vitamin86, fibers and iron and more.

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#2. Citrus Fruits

We are well versed with the fact that citrus fruits are very good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers which impel healthy growth, development of the body. Also, you should know that carbohydrates are the vital energy nutrient in citrus fruits. Citrus contains ingredients which provide us with energy such as fructose, carbohydrates, glucose, and sucrose. Example: Oranges have 14 grams where a medium sized grapefruit has 18.5 grams, which is much more than the former.

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#3. Berries

The sweet berries that we eat are way too rich in pro-anthocyanin natural pigments and antioxidants. Berries such as blueberries and blackberries contain a required level of carbohydrates; Strawberries have 14 grams of carbohydrates whereas blackberries contain 21 grams for just one cup which is higher than the former. Do you know how they protect us? They help us in removing harmful oxygen from our bodies and prevents from cancer and various other infections. So, have you tried the berries yet?

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#4. Watermelon

The high on water content fruit has a great taste and is in low calories; therefore, it is safe for consumption. It has also got vitamin C which is a vital antioxidant and beta carotene which gives us a good level of vitamin A which protects us from cataract disease and enhances eyesight. Thus, just half cup of dices of the fruit contains 5.5 grams of carbs. Also, it has an average glycemic index of 72.

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#5. Bread

The bread that we eat on a daily basis for breakfast gives out a vital portion of nutrients for maintaining our health and well-being.  It is also considered as a sound source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and carbohydrates and is said to be pretty low in cholesterol and fat. Just a slice of whole grain bread has 20 grams of carbs. Do not even think of having white bread if you are weight conscious as it has a higher level of carbohydrates compared to the whole grain loaves of bread. Eat less bread or try bingeing on white bread. The bread have a sound level of fiber that makes you feel satiated and full for a longer time and prevents you from having hunger pains in the stomach.

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Is there any other food items that we forgot to mention but is equipped to feature in this list? tell us about it. Comment on the box below to share your suggestions!

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