Best Vegetables To Eat For Body Health

Eat the Right Vegetables for Your Body Health

Eating vegetables every day provides our body’s with major sources of nutrients, these include, both fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins. Vitamins that can be stored in the body are called fat-soluble vitamins and these include vitamins A, D and E. The most important water-soluble vitamins are, the “B-complex” group that holds, vitamins B12, B5, B6, B12 and others, along with, biotin, choline and folic acid.

Skin Health Hub Body Health Best Vegetables To Eat For Body HealthOur bodies cannot manufacture the water-soluble varieties so the only way for our body’s to get is from the food we eat.

The U.S. Food Pyramid guide recommends at least 3-5 servings of vegetables, but which are the best vegetables to eat for a healthy body everyday? Keep reading as we take a look at the nutritional benefits of broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, egg plant and onions or watch our video on Best Vegetables To Eat For Body Health.

 

 

1. Broccoli

Broccoli is packed with antioxidants, rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C and folate, so it to only help to reduce your risk of some cancers it is also good at boosting your immunity to colds and flu.

Broccoli really satisfies, and helps you to feel full for longer making broccoli a great choice to help maintain your weight or assist in your weight loss success.

2. Carrots

Carrots are great for skin health and eye health and also provide essential nutrients for hair health. They contain essential antioxidants such as vitamin A and are also natural sources of vitamin C to enhance immunity and protect the heart from damage.

For a healthy, filling, crunchy snack you can’t beat carrots. They really satisfy cravings, and are much healthier option to potato chips or Doritos.

3. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes can be substituted for potatoes; they can be baked and cut into wedges or used cold in salads. These versatile root vegetables have dozens of anti-cancer nutrients like vitamin A, C and manganese. They are a great source of fiber and iron, so they provide energy and help regulate the digestive system.

4. Eggplant

This bright purple vegetable contains fiber and potassium which helps play a role in reducing the risk of dementia and stroke. Loaded with the antioxidant, nasunin, instrumental in guarding the brain cells and keeping them healthy.

5. Onions

Onions contain vitamin C and folate to fight heart disease and diabetes. Not only are they great for weight loss and healthy weight management as they are so low in calories, they are versatile in cooking, adding flavor and bulk to dishes too.

Vegetables also contain essential phytonutrients that are essential for health, disease prevention and also are responsible for giving these foods their bright colors. Two of the most important phytonutrients are carotenoids and flavonoids.

The phytonutrients provided by cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, and in root vegetables, such as, onions, sweet potatoes, and garlic provide unique abilities to decrease risk cancers and some of these phytonutrients simply cannot be found in other food groups.

Dietary fiber is critical for our health, not only on a daily basis, but on a meal-by-meal basis as well. Vegetables are high in dietary fiber which is critical to our health as food cannot move through our digestive tract in a healthy way unless it is fiber-rich.

This list of best vegetables to eat for a healthy body provide some of the very richest sources of fiber, essential for healthy weight management, balancing blood sugars and preventing heart disease and high cholesterol.

For more information on how you can enjoy optimal health and energy read: Best Whole Grains for Body Health.

 

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