226 North Douglas Avenue

Ellsworth, KS 67439 US


Open mobile navigation


Non-starchy and Starchy Vegetables

Non-starchy vegetables are the only food that everyone seems to agree we should all be eating in abundance.  At the same time they are, ironically, the one food that everyone is eating the least.  This is true of Americans anyway.  In many traditional cultures, vegetables are the mainstay of their diet, which, in large part, accounts for their comparatively lower incidence of chronic degenerative dis-ease.  As a culture, our eating habits have unfortunately strayed from these vital plant foods and we're paying the price.  We must take a cue from traditional cultures and reacquaint ourselves with the regular preparation and consumption of vegetables.  Begin by perusing this list.

  • asparagus
  • (avacado)
  • beans (green & yellow)
  • beets
  • beet greens
  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrots (raw)
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • cilantro
  • collard greens
  • cucumber
  • (eggplant
  • jicama
  • kale
  • leeks
  • lettuce
  • mustard greens
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • peas
  • peppers
  • radish
  • salad greens
  • sea vegetables
  • (spinach)
  • sprouts
  • swiss chard
  • (tomatoes)
  • watercress
  • zucchini

Starchy vegetables

Starchy vegetables are a hearty, satisfying part of a natural, balanced diet.  Because most are root vegetables, they are especially beneficial in the cold months due to their warming properties.  They are also versatile.  You can cook them whole, chop into bite-sized chunks, or puree for a rich sauce or soup base.  Another nice feature is that most starchy vegetables have a relatively long shelf life when stores properly, making them easy and convenient to keep on hand.

  • artichokes
  • burdock root (cooked)
  • carrots (cooked)
  • parsnips
  • (potatoes)
  • pumpkins
  • rutabagas
  • squash
  • sweet potatoes
  • turnips
  • yams

Note:  Not all foods listed are going to be appropriate for everybody.  Foods in parentheses indicate foods that may be problematic for some people.  They are either common food allergies or difficult to digest.  Make a mental note of these foods and take notice of any possible reactions to or difficulties you may have with them.

Information taken from the book "No-Nonsense Nutrition in Bite-Sized Portions." by Kelly Hayford, C.N.C.

Exclusive Offer

Sign-up using the form or call us at 785-472-3450 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Ellsworth Office


9:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm




8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm






Find us on the map


Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I was very impressed with the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Anderson. I had received chiropractic in the past for my neck pain, but not to this level of care. After only a few sessions, my symptoms began to disappear, especially my neck pain, and I know I would not have been able to perform to my everyday work functions without the treatment I received."
    Neck Pain
  • "I have benefitted tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Anderson. Not only has the adjustments helped alleviate my stiffness and aches, but it has helped me have more energy and just feel more balanced over all. A few months ago, I was able to resume a favorite hobby of mine: golf. Due to my previous pain, I never thought that’d be possible."
    Back Pain
  • "Dr. Anderson has allowed me to be headache free for quite some time now. I used to have daily nagging headaches that often would turn into a migraine leaving me unable to function. For the longest time, I thought I could just keep taking medication to have the pain subside."
  • "As a court reporter, using my hands to type on a daily basis is a requirement. The work is speedy and can often last for hours at a time. Several months ago, every movement I made became excruciatingly painful. I started seeing Dr. Anderson and he put together a program for me that helped right away. He stressed the importance of my posture and proper hand and arm placement."
    Carpal Tunnel
  • "It's been 7 months since I got wiped out by a monster wave. I sought treatment at the hospital and they took x-rays and said everything seemed normal, that I would just have some pain for a few days. A few days actually turned into several weeks, so at the suggestion of my girlfriend, I went to see Dr. Anderson."
    Sports Injury

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics


Sign up for more articles