It’s a question that comes up again and again. But to many people it’s a very important question. When it comes to health, people don’t mind asking the same questions over and over. The answers aren’t surprising, but here they are once again. Hopefully this will also give you a little more information to help you with your healthy choices.
First there are the “Cruciferous” vegetables, which are filled with anti-aging, cancer fighting, immune boosting phytonutrients with a little vitamins C and K thrown in for good measure. You get the most out of these when eaten raw. They include;
· Brussels sprouts
· Green and Red cabbage
Then there’s carrots which help protect against cancer and improve eyesight. They are also a great source of vitamins B, C and K. They also have potassium and magnesium and when eaten raw are a great source of fiber.
When lightly steamed or used in soups, or in a salad, maybe in a good sandwich, dark green leafy vegetables are high in iron, potassium, magnesium, carotenoids and vitamins B, C, E and K. Among those vegetables are.
- Swiss Chard
- Collard greens
- The herb parsley
- Red and Green Lettuce
- Mustard and turnip greens
Tomatoes are always on the heathy list. They are high in lycopene carotenoids and vitamin C. They are also good on sandwiches as raw snacks and in salads. They are also popular in soups and pasta sauce.
Asparagus is another we can’t forget to mention. A great source of potassium, fiber and vitamins A, C, K and B complex. They are just 4 calories a stalk and when steamed lightly they can help reduce weight, inflammation and depression.
There are also the beans and peas which are a great source of protein and the Allium foods like leeks and onions known for there antibiotic properties. The list goes on, but these are some of the basic and easy to get vegetables you can eat to get you on the road to good health.