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.
|Vegetables||Raw Vegetables||1 cup|
|Vegetables||Cooked Vegetables||1/2 cup|