Vegetables are an important part of your daily diet. They are naturally good and contain vitamins and minerals that can help to keep you healthy. Research shows they can also help protect against some diseases. You will benefit from eating more vegetables as part of a well-balanced, regular diet and a healthy active lifestyle. Different vegetables contain different nutrients. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines recommend that adults eat at least five kinds of vegetable and two kinds of fruit every day. The more, different types of vegetables the better! Since each vegetable gives you different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.
It is advised to buy organic vegetables whenever possible since they do not have chemicals that you are putting into your body, and they have been shown to contain more nutrients than regular vegetables. Fresh or frozen vegetables are better for your body than vegetables from a can. If you buy fresh vegetables that are not organic make sure to use a fruit and vegetable spray soap to clean them.
The best ways to prepare vegetables are raw or steamed. Try to avoid cooking in butter, oil or with other additives.
Here are some of the best vegetables for you to eat:
Beet greens Broccoli Cauliflower Chinese cabbage Green and red cabbage
Lettuce: romaine, red leaf, green leaf Mustard greens Onions Parsley
Peppers: red, green, yellow and hot Tomatoes Turnips Spinach
Add the goodness of vegetables in your life and be on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
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