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Non-Starchy Vegetables: Overview and Serving Sizes

This overview of the Non-Starchy Vegetables (NSV) food group and serving sizes is part of the RealJock.com Healthy Weight-Loss Program.

Non-starchy vegetables are an essential part of any healthy diet and have been shown to enhance immune protection and reduce the risk of cancer, heart, and other disease. Eat a wide selection of different vegetables in different colors to obtain a multitude of benefits. For example, red vegetables contain vitamin A, while dark green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins, folates, and phytochemicals. The non-starchy vegetables food group includes a huge variety of vegetable foods, including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, all green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, eggplant, onion, garlic, okra, zucchini, green beans, bell peppers, celery, and more.

NON-STARCHY VEGETABLES
Type Food Serving Size
Vegetables Raw Vegetables 1 cup
Vegetables Cooked Vegetables 1/2 cup