We’re blessed to have access to a wide variety of vegetables to choose from for flavor, color, and nutrient value. But, if it’s weight loss we’re focusing on, we need to choose vegetables that also offer low calories, high fiber and a low glycemic index.
Vegetables with a low glycemic index (GI) are important for weight loss because they can help keep our blood sugar stable between meals as well as help curb our appetite.
Vegetables that are full of water like lettuce, celery, and cucumbers as well as broccoli, spinach and asparagus, can fill you up but not load you with lots of calories and have a low (GI).
Some of my favorites though, carrots, artichokes, squash, potatoes and corn, are starchy with a high (GI) and are wrecking my weight loss program. Sad face here.
I found a complete list of the Best and Worst Vegetables for Weight Loss on the Web with some tips on the best frozen veggies to use as well. Had to share it with you.