This is the most important category of carbohydrates, useful for cleansing activities of the body and to help maintain acid/alkaline balance (or perhaps more accurately, purge the body of excess uric acid.).

This category is basically unlimited but shoot for 4 to 6 cups per day or more, raw or lightly steamed or sauteed in butter. Juicing is an easy way to boost most favorable carb intake. A high quality powdered "green" drink is a second-best choice to a fresh green juice drink. Beet kavass, or fermented vegetables may help rebalance gut flora and ease the switch to a "low sugar/low starch" diet.

Take your pick of the following suggestions and include some dark, leafy greens from this "most favorable" category:

All dark, leafy greens including romaine and red leaf lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, mustard, turnip and collard greens, cabbages, bok choy, dandelion, parsley, cilantro, watercress, curly endive, fennel, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, raddicio, salsify, FRESH sprouts, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, celery, cucumbers, radishes, asparagus, peppers, green beans, wax beans, Italian broad beans, chives, garlic, shallots, RAW onions, Raw carrots, raw jicama, hearts of palm, zucchini and all summer squash, snow peas, tomatoes, kohlrabi, mushrooms (button mushrooms not desireable), artichoke, herbs, also high quality organic powdered green drinks or better yet, freshly juiced green veggies, and maybe best of all, naturally fermented vegetables and vegetable juices

Carbohydrates from all three carbohydrate categories should account for ABOUT 15 to 80 grams per meal total. The more overweight and sedentary you are the fewer carbs you would need, but if you only get 15 grams per meal, you should ADD two snacks with 7 1/2 grams carbs per snack, emphasizing "most favorable" carbs and do NOT limit protein or fat. Note that it takes a LOT of non-starchy vegetables to equal 8 grams!