Nutritional Benefits of Eating Vegetables
It’s World National Eat your Vegetables today.
It’s a day set to remind people to grab some greens and make a healthy diet.
Vegetables are essential parts of a healthy diet that can be used as a snack or as part of the main meal.
Vegetables contains low amount of protein or fat but varying portions of vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, provitamins, proteins, dietary minerals, and carbohydrates.
Interestingly, they also contain a variety of other phytochemicals, some of which have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. In addition, many vegetables also contain fiber, which is important for gastrointestinal functions.
Some vegetables are often mixed with fruits. However, vegetables are mostly leafy greens such as spinach, lettuce, spring onions ,broccoli etc.
Some fruits such as carrots, cabbage, cucumbers , onions , running beans can be classified as vegetables.
Health Benefits of Eating Vegetables
- Vegetables diets may help to lower the risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes
- Potassium present in vegetables may help reduce the formation of kidney stones
- It may also help to prevent some cancers and also loss of bone density
- A diet rich in vegetables may also prevent digestive abs eye problems
- Non starchy vegetables like apples, pears, and green leafy vegetables can promote weight loss. This is because their low glycemic properties prevent blood sugar spikes that can increase hunger.
- Including vegetables in your diets prevents cardiovascular diseases
- Vegetables help reduce inflammation.
- It helps improve guts health which aids digestion
- It decreases insulin resistance
- High consumption of vegetables improves brain power
Tips For Including Vegetables in your Diet
- Explore available choices. Don’t limit yourself to regular boring mix
- Try new recipes
- Skip potatoes that is high in carbohydrates
- Add onions to your meals
- Blend vegetables into smoothies.