What Vegetables Do A Body Good

by Deni Preston

by dctag1

Have you ever wondered which vegetables you would choose if you wanted to have the healthiest ones in your diet? After doing a little bit of research It is not too difficult to determine. Although many of the resources on this subject have many varying opinions on which ones are the most healthy, we can all agree that we all need to have vegetables in our diet to have a healthy diet. All vegetables have their own health benefits, but for now we will list ten that make drastic changes to your health if added to your diet regularly.

1)Onions: onions are a vegetable that have a great many nutritious qualities. Onions contain an antioxidant called quercetin which is the most active antioxidant there is. These antioxidants are very effective in managing the free radicals that can have many damaging effects on the body. They are also very effective in the fighting of tumors in the body.

2)Broccoli: Broccoli is loaded with vitamin A and C. It also contains a compound call Sulforaphane which is an anti-microbial compound that will stimulate the cells in creating enzymes to fight cancer.

3)Collard Greens: Collard Greens used in many a southern recipe is a tasty vegetable that extensive research has been done on with respect to its cancer fighting abilities. Three of the nutrients it contains are sulforaphane, celinium, and diindolymethane which have all been shown to have fantastic cancer fighting abilities. It is also full of vitamin E, calcium and beta-carotene.

4)Spinach: Although it is true that spinach has an above average amount of iron in it, it is also true that it contains many other nutrients that make it a nutrient rich vegetable. It is also very high in magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

5)Red Peppers : (bell peppers) Although they have a zesty taste and make for a colorful salad, this beautiful vegetable contains large amounts of vitamins C and A as well as folic acid which can reduce the risk of heart related illness and stroke. This veggie also is loaded with antioxidants which fight off the ageing effects of free radicals.

6)Eggplants: Eggplants are a great source of fiber, vitamin B1, potassium, and copper. Many antioxidants are contained in the skin of the eggplant which we have already stated is effective in fighting heart problems. A bonus factor to eating this veggie is that it is very low in calories.

7)Sweet Potatoes: This is another vegetable that is loaded with free radical fighting antioxidants. It has nearly double the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C and beta-carotene. It also comes loaded with calcium, fiber, protein and iron to keep you healthy.

8)Carrots: Carrots are best known for improving our vision because they contain large amounts of beta-carotene witch our bodies convert to vitamin A, which too little of can result in bad vision. Carrots are also a good source of fiber and Vitamin K.

9)Asparagus: Asparagus is loaded with Vitamin E which is excellent for healthy skin. It also contains a lot of fiber, potassium and Vitamin B6. Two antioxidants found in asparagus are Glutathione and Rutin. Glutathione has been found to have great cancer fighting capabilities while rutin strengthens the walls of the capillaries.

10)Celery: Many people only think of this vegetable as a low calorie food used for weight loss. While this is true, celery is loaded with potassium, calcium, Vitamins C and A as well as magnesium.

About the Author

Learn more about

Health, Diet, and Fitness at Health

Diet Fitness

Article Source: Content for Reprint

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Antioxidants.

Type 2 Diabetes: Your Healthy Living Guide: Tips, Techniques, and Practical Advice for Living Well with Diabetes