Posted by: Bubu | 2013-01-29

which vegetables are carbs?

Hi Doc,

ive introduced a lot of vegetables in my diet, but now i want to know which are starch. i know of potatoes n pumpkin, im afraid i will be consuming to much carbs. sweet corn, couliflower, green beans what veges are they? also how do u measure the serving of vegetables?

ive also started with gym.

Thanking you in advance.


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Dear Bubu
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn (maize cobs), and some root vegetables like turnips have a moderately higher starch content than lettuce, etc. Pumpkin and squashes cooked in water or baked without butter and sugar in the oven, only contain 2.9 g of carbohydrates per 100 g and 93.7 g of water, and 85 kJ per 100 g, so eating pumpkin, butternut, and squash will not hamper weightloss. If you add lots of margarine or butter and sugar to the pumpkin it could contribute to weight gain. A serving of vegetables in generally 1/2 cup (both raw in a salad, or cooked).
Keep up the good work with the gym.
Best regards

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