If you’re cutting down on carbs, check out these equally satisfying and nutritious substitutes:

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1. Cauliflower rice

Cauliflowers are high in antioxidants which help reduce your risk of cancer. They also have a high water and fiber content, which aids your digestion. Plus, they contain vitamin K that helps to strengthen your bones.

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2. Broccoli rice

This cruciferous veggie contains a compound that also reduces your risk of cancer, especially lung and colon cancer. They are also high in vitamin C which helps to improve your overall complexion.

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3. Turnip rice

Turnips are low in calories but high in nutrients. They contain potassium, which helps to lower your blood pressure. Rich in fiber, it also keeps you full longer and improves your digestion.

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4. Carrot rice

Rich in antioxidants, carrots lower your risk of cancer too, especially leukemia, lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. With high levels of vitamin A, they help to maintain your eye health, too.

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5. 'Zoodles' (zucchini noodles)

If you’re going for something lighter, try shredding up zucchini into thin strands. With a high water and fiber content, they keep you full longer and help to detoxify the body

This article was originally published on www.shape.com.sg.