Some of the healthiest vegetables to eat
All vegetables offer health benefits in the form of vitamins, mineral substances, antioxidants and/or fibre. In addition, this amazing food is generally low in calories and is therefore a great food to include in a weight-loss eating plan.
Here are some of these fabulous vegetables:
Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that is an excellent source of vitamin A as well as vitamin K.
According to Healthline.com, ‘30 grams of raw spinach provides 56% of your daily vitamin A needs plus your entire daily vitamin K requirement’. Apart from this, spinach is also a great source of antioxidants which can help to reduce a person’s risk of chronic disease.
Garlic seems to offer many benefits to our health and there are ongoing studies regarding this.
Thus far, garlic seems to play an important role in helping to regulate blood sugar levels and promote good heart health. Some studies have revealed that garlic also had the ability to reduce total blood cholesterol, triglycerides as well as LDL cholesterol while raising HDL cholesterol.
There are currently studies that have been undertaken to investigate the use of garlic in the treatment and prevention of cancer.
Like the name suggests, this type of cabbage is loaded with anthocyanins which give the vegetable its beautiful colour. Red cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables and is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and not forgetting fibre.
According to Healthline.com, ‘89 grams of raw red cabbage contains two grams of fibre as well as 85% of the daily vitamin C requirement’. This is a fabulous vegetable to add to salads and stir-fries. It is easy to prepare and delicious to eat, especially in its raw state.
Other studies have shown that red cabbage plays a role in preventing an increase in blood cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation, protects against damage to the liver as well as the heart.
This is definitely a vegetable you may want to add to your diet if you are not already a regular fan of it!