If you have been following some of my recent post, you will know the importance of carbohydrates, its main functions and why it is important that you should be including it into your diet. In this post we will be covering which vegetables are high in carbs and calories so don’t go away!
Calories from vegetables
Not all calories are bad, in fact most vegetables that have a high calorie value can help you to burn fat faster which in turn aids weight loss! If you are eating a well balanced diet that consist of fruits and vegetables and less or no artificial sweeteners, your body can burn and digest these foods quickly and easily without the extra strain on your organs.
Another fact is that most fruits and vegetables that are high in carbs and calories usually contain high amounts of water, note that the more water a food contain, the faster it is to digest and help you burn calories.
Which vegetables are high in carbs and calories?
|1||100 g||Corn||74 g||365||15 g|
|2||100 g||Barley||73 g||354||90 g|
|3||100 g||Wheat||71 g||339||10.2 g|
|4||100 g||Pinto Beans||63 g||347||65 g|
|5||100 g||Black turtle beans||63 g||339||65.74 g|
|6||100 g||Adzuki beans||63 g||329||65 g|
|7||100 g||Cassava||38 g||159||85 g|
|8||1 medium||Potato||37 g||163||75 g|
|9||100 g||Garlic||33 g||149||75 g|
|10||100 g||Soybean||30 g||446||89.9 g|
|11||100 g||Rice||28 g||130||69%|
|12||1pc||Eggplant||27 g||114||92 g|
|13||1pc||Sweet potato||26 g||112||77%|
Symptoms of carbs deficiency
- lack of energy
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Bad breath
- Drastic weight loss
- Weakened immune system
Facts about Carbs and calories
- Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy and are a key fuel source for exercise and sport.
- Most food items we consume contain carbohydrates. All fruit and vegetables, breads, grains and cereal products are carbohydrates as well as sugars and sugary foods.
- Carbohydrates are not all alike, man-made refined carbs act differently in our bodies compared with more natural complex carbs.