Consume Non-Starchy Vegetables
When someone needs to monitor their carbohydrate intake, there are some vegetables they need to avoid. Like us, plants create and store glucose for future use, though theirs is in the form of starch. All vegetables will have at least a small amount of starch. However, corn, winter squashes like butternut and pumpkin, potatoes, and peas are full of complex carbohydrates and may end up being counterproductive.
Insulin resistance patients need to consume non-starchy vegetables instead. Popular choices include standard salad green mixes and toppings, such as lettuce, spinach, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, sprouts, and mushrooms. Artichokes and large shoots, like bamboo and asparagus, are also low on carbohydrates. Other good options include zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, and most peppers.