Thread: good and bad veggies
05-19-2005, 07:45 AM #1
good and bad veggies
ok i already eat greens with my pro/fat meals because i know that they dont affect blood sugar levels
i also know that corn, peas and carrots will elevate them and so should be avoided with a pro/fat meal
but are there any others to be avoided, for instance what about peppers (all colours)? i have recently been eating these with pro/fat meals and really enjoying them but realised i didnt know for sure how they affected insuling/blood sugar
any ideas? any other veggies to avoid?
05-19-2005, 08:19 AM #2
I eat a can of either green beans or asparagus everyday. I also buy "grape sized" tomatoes to snack on as I am cutting hardcore and pretty hungry. . .
Broccoli is good too!
05-19-2005, 08:34 AM #3Originally Posted by Hypertrophy
gforce....just stay away from what you said
05-19-2005, 10:40 AM #4
what about peppers and onions
05-19-2005, 10:51 AM #5
I dont think either peppers or onion has any impact on blood sugar levels. Im not 100% sure but they should be ok. Peppers have so damn low carb content that even if the carbs where pure sugar it wouldnt matter and onions is also low on carbs and you dont realy cram down several onions every meal I assume
05-19-2005, 10:51 AM #6
by the way if you dont eat carrots then make sure you eat spinach to get the needed betakaroten.
05-19-2005, 10:52 AM #7
ha no not every meal, but i do love my onions
05-19-2005, 11:01 AM #8
Onions do ... but depends if their cooked nad how ripe and what kind... DAM THERE ARE TOO MANY VARIABLE when it comes to food.
05-19-2005, 11:04 AM #9
taiboxa onions are only 6% carbs. So one onion contains something like 7g carbs. I dont know about you guys but I dont eat more then max half a onion to the meals that have onion on it.
05-19-2005, 11:15 AM #10Originally Posted by johan
05-19-2005, 11:17 AM #11
I wonder if we are talking about the same sized onions lol. What does a regular onion that you eat weight? The ones I use is around 120grams.
05-19-2005, 11:23 AM #12Originally Posted by johan
05-19-2005, 12:43 PM #13
i have no idea
i like 'em though
i could happily take a bite out one like an apple (i normally try and resist this temptation however)
05-19-2005, 12:49 PM #14
taiboxa then its the same size. Damn you guys like onions lol.
To much of it in food to me tastes like utter shit. G-force just limit the ammount of onion to half a onion per meal and I think your good to go.
05-22-2005, 03:54 PM #15
This is the list that I have of low to no carb vegetables that can be eaten on the Ketogenic diet that I have followed. 1 Peppers have 11.76 grams, one yellow onion has 13.81 grams carbs.
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LIST D – SALAD GREENS
Lettuce, Romaine,Arugula ,Radicchio ,Parsley,Chives,Endive ,Celery ,Chickory, Escarole
Cucumbers ,Sorrel ,Alfalfa sprouts , olives ,Fennel ,Radishes
LIST E – VEGETABLES (these have higher carbs )
Snow pea pods, Asparagus ,Chinese cabbage ,Bamboo shoots,Sauerkraut ,Avocado
Kohlrabi, Brussels, sprouts ,Spinach, Water chestnuts, Bean sprouts, Cabbage
Chard, Mushrooms ,Broccoli, String Beans,Onions, Beets ,Turnips Greens
Peppers, Summer Squash ,Kale Okra,Rhubarb ,Pumpkin ,Zucchini
05-22-2005, 06:52 PM #16
I wouldnt realy consider spinach and broccoli as veggies with higher carb content. Spinach only has 0.6% carbs and broccoli 2.8%. Spinach acctualy has less carbs then alfalfa sprouts that is on your d-list. So that list Im a bit sceptical against.
You would have to eat several ibs of spinach for it to make any difference. 2.2ibs(1kg) of spinach has 6g carbs
Maby we are not talking about the same when we say peppers(I mean different kinds of paprica(sp?))but you would have to eat something like 2ibs of paprica to get 20g carbs. Red is the worst one it has 4,6% carbs while the others have around 2,5%. So stick to green and yellow if you are eating ibs of it
Maby a bit risky to say but I would say almost ALL veggies are okay to eat when cutting. Except the very few expectations like corn. Otherwise as long as you use a mix of several veggies and dont let one certain veggie dominate you will be fine.
Even the ones with slightely higher carb content is ok just because of all the fibers in the veggies. They will slow down the gi to ridicilously low levels so it will hardly have any impact on blood glucose or insulin levels.
Last edited by Kärnfysikern; 05-22-2005 at 06:55 PM.
05-22-2005, 09:17 PM #17
Just stay away from what you said and pretty much any kind of squash, besides zucchini.
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