Great Low Carb Fiber Foods

March 9, 2011 |  by  |  Healthy Eating, Superfoods

AVOCADO. One whole, medium avocado contains 17 grams of carbohydrate and a truly impressive 11 grams of fiber. That’s almost half of the daily recommended minimum intake of fiber!

The avocado is a real diabetes superfood, providing an excellent dose of those good-for-you, unsaturated fatty acids. And avocados deliver almost 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients — the special plant chemicals that convey myriad health benefits. Plus, what is more fun than growing an avocado plant from the pit?
Guacamole tip: To keep avocado dips from turning brown, press plastic wrap down into bowl and smooth it tight to the edges, leaving no air pockets.

ARTICHOKE. A medium artichoke contains about 14 grams of carbs and 10 grams of fiber. Like avocados, artichokes are bursting with nutrients, including an impressive amount of antioxidants, an excellent dose of vitamin C, as well as folate, potassium and magnesium. And did you know? A medium artichoke also delivers 4 grams of protein.

RASPBERRIES. A cup of these delicate, vibrant berries contains 15 grams of carbs and 8 grams of fiber. High in vitamin C and several other nutrients, they are packed with antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties as well. The phytochemicals that make plant foods red, orange, or blue are potent disease fighters.

BLACKBERRIES. Like raspberries, blackberries are rich in those health-giving pigments that give them their beautiful, deep blue-black coloring. They deliver the same amount of carbohydrate and fiber as raspberries, too. A cup contains 15 grams of carbs and 8 grams of fiber.
Raspberries and blackberries are both known as “bramble” fruit, and an increasing number of studies are showing that these and other intensely colored fruits and veggies improve health and fight disease.

BLACK BEANS. Black beans are a type of legume, too, and contain all the same great health benefits as lentils. A bit higher in carbs at 22 grams, a half-cup of black beans delivers a hearty 7 grams of fiber. And if you subtract the fiber from the carbs, you end up with a manageable 15 grams of carbs in a serving.

BROCCOLI. Well, you knew you’d find this vegetable on the list, didn’t you? One cup of broccoli contains just 9 grams of carbs and a nice 6 grams of fiber. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, and these superfoods are known to have anti-cancer properties, among a host of other body benefits.

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