This Vegetable Contains The Highest Amount Of Carbs Per Cup

A healthy lifestyle involves exercising often, managing stress levels, and eating nutrient-dense foods, among many other aspects. And when it comes to eating healthy, Harvard's School of Public Health states that vegetables are essential for cancer prevention, decreasing the risks of heart disease and digestive issues, and maintaining optimal blood sugar levels. And while it's important to eat a wide variety of colorful vegetables, some of them, like potatoes, yams, and peas, are quite starchy (via Very Well Health), which increases their carbohydrate content, per Aaptiv.

Aaptiv explains that high-carb, starchy vegetables are still great for a healthy diet since they are rich in vitamins and minerals and give energy to our brain, blood cells, and muscles. So whether you're looking for extra energy from high-carb veggies or you're on a low-carb diet, we've decided to shed some light on which vegetable contains the highest amount of carbs per cup.

It's not potatoes

Some might say that potatoes are the richest carbs per cup, but the winner goes to corn. According to Aaptiv, one cup of corn equates to 27 grams of carbs, while one cup of cubed potatoes has 26 grams of carbs. Livestrong adds to this by stating that cooked sweet corn has 31.3 grams of carbs per cup, while white sweet corn kernels have 36 grams of total carbs per cup via Carb Manager.

Before you swear off corn for good, Fit Bit explains that corn's low glycemic index won't affect blood sugar levels too much, especially Fit Bit explains that corn's low glycemic index won't affect blood sugar levels too much, especially when compared to high GI foods like potato chips, white rice, and white bread, per Medical News Today. Furthermore, Fit Bit states that corn provides energy throughout the day is low in calories and fat, and has a low chance of containing pesticide residue.

Corn may have the highest carb count per cup, but it's still a sweet and tasty addition to almost any healthy diet.