If you’re trying to lose weight, you don’t need to – nor should you – only eat veggies to do that. However, increasing your vegetable intake can help support a healthy diet plan.
Non-starchy vegetables make you feel full after a healthy meal and add a bounty of various vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients, says dietitian Yulia Brockdorf.
They also have a low glycemic load and are lower in kilojoules and carbohydrates. Vegetables also tend to be nutrient-dense and are relatively low in kilojoules per serving size.
Let’s not forget the fibre factor. Fibre takes a bit longer to digest in the body, so you’ll feel fuller longer. On top of that, these veggies are also some of the most hydrating foods you can eat without drinking water.
We asked registered dietitians to share the best vegetables for weight loss.