Vegetables should be a part of your diet. They can ward off health problems, including chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and cancers.
It is recommended that you eat at least five servings daily, which can lead to a stronger immunity and a healthier body. But there are vegetables that contain more nutrients and benefits than others.
Find out which reigns the green world in the list below:
10. Eggplants: A favorite of many vegetarians, eggplant is one of the healthiest veggies around as it is very low in fat and calories while offering several nutrients, such as:
- Potassium for lower stroke risk
- Antioxidants for healthier brain cells
- Folate for unborn children
Eggplants also have vitamins K and B6, manganese and phytonutrients like chlorogenic acid and nasunin.
9. Beets: Beets help reduce birth defects, thanks to its richness in folate. They also have high vitamin C content and other essential nutrients, such as manganese, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. Note that the greens are more nutritious than the roots.
8. Asparagus: Also high in antioxidants that can reduce oxidative stress damage, this low-calorie green contains potassium, fiber, folate, and protein. It also has the essential vitamins, which make it a heart-healthy vegetable.
7. Alfalfa Sprouts: Full of protein that comes from plants, these sprouts are indeed healthy with a ton of benefits. Eat these for your heart, bones, brain, and even to fight cancers. They are also good for women who are in their menopausal stage.
6. Carrots: You probably already know carrots are good for your eyes. But that’s not all. Carrots are also good for your skin and hair. They are also rich in vitamin C, which makes them valuable for the heart and also helps with iron absorption.
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