10 Keto-Friendly Vegetables You Should Eat More Often

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Veggies should be the foundation of any healthy eating plan, including keto! But some vegetables are keto-friendlier than others of course. To refresh your memory on the basics of the mega-popular diet, the keto diet replaces carbs with fat.

Restricting carbs to a minimal amount sends your body into ketosis—a state in which your body burns fat for energy instead of carbs. In order to maintain ketosis, you can only get about 5% to 10% of your calories from carbohydrates.

That comes to 25 to 50 grams of net carbs per day. (To calculate net carbs per serving of a particular food, subtract the grams of fiber from the grams of total carbohydrates.)

While most vegetables are calorie-poor and nutrient-rich (packed with fiber, essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients), carby choices—like potatoes, corn, carrots, beets and squash—should be limited on the keto diet. Non-starchy veggies, however, can be enjoyed in large quantities.

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