In recent years, a high-protein and low-carbohydrate diet is recommended for losing weight and also to remain in shape. In this diet, it is advocated that a person should receive around 30% to 50% of their total calories from proteins, and the rest from fats and healthy carbohydrates. If we have to talk about carbohydrates in vegetables, the vegetables can be divided into three categories: Low-carbohydrate vegetables, medium-carbohydrate vegetables, and high-carbohydrate vegetables.

Low-carbohydrate vegetables are the ones that are to be eaten in abundance when you want to follow a weight-loss diet. These vegetables include horseradish, lettuce, mushrooms, watercress, asparagus, broccoli, celery, cucumber, fennel, olives, peppers, and spinach. On the other hand, vegetables belonging to medium-carbohydrate category should be eaten in moderation. Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, okra, and tomatoes belong to this category. And finally, the high-carb category includes vegetables that you may want to avoid totally for a while, such as green peas, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams.

List of Vegetables that are High in Carbs

High-carb foods actually belong to the complex-carbohydrates zone, and are usually starchy. Beans top the list of such food items, followed by vegetables including potato, yucca, etc. The following list gives you a brief idea about the foods that will add a significant amount to your daily carb intake.

Name of the BeanServing Size% of Carb. (in grams)
Black-eyed peas, boiled1 cup40
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas), boiled1 cup45
Navy beans, boiled1 cup47
Pinto beans, raw1 cup121
Refried beans1 cup36
White beans, raw1 cup122
Lima beans, large, boiled1 cup39
Green peas, boiled1 cup25

Up next comes the list of vegetables that are quite high in their carbohydrate content. Surely, they should be consumed with caution if you are on a low-carbohydrate diet.

Name of the VegetableServing Size% of Carb. (in grams)
Carrot1 medium6
Corn1 cup123
Potato1 medium37
Sweet potato, boiled1 medium27
Yam, boiled1 cup37

The following list contains the vegetables that are very much a part of a healthy diet. You see, veggies in general are quite low in carbs (we've already mentioned the high-carb ones in the list above). There is actually nothing known as a "no-carb diet." However, the following list will help you pick your best options, and also give you an idea of how much healthy carbohydrates you are consuming by the day.

Name of the VegetableCarbs (in grams) per 100 grams
Beetroot 10
Broccoli 7
Brussels sprouts, boiled7
Chicory 4.7
Eggplant, boiled9
Gourd, boiled3.7
Lettuce, green leaf2.9
Mushroom, white, raw3.3
Pepper, yellow6
Pumpkin 6
Spinach, boiled3.8
Sweet corn19
Tomato, red3.9
Source: USDA

When it comes to a healthy weight-loss diet, vegetables are the best bet you have. They are not only loaded with fiber to make you feel fuller throughout the day, but are also essential to keep your digestive health up to the mark. The problem that most dieters face is to be unable to choose what they should fill their plate with, and what not. We are sure that this list will definitely be helpful for one and all. All the best.