Vegetables have huge benefits such as protecting your heart and brain, reducing risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes, preserve your bones, losing weight, gaining energy, yet most of us don’t eat enough (not even close). I thought it would be useful to list the top 5 vegetables for each benefit but please eat a variety.
- Fiber: Artichoke, peas, avocado, lima beans, jicama
- Beta-carotene: Sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, mustard greens, spinach
- Vitamin C: Red bell pepper, broccoli, green bell pepper, green chili pepper, brussels sprouts
- Potassium: Sweet potatoe, lima beans, Swiss chard, spinach, portobello mushrooms
- Magnesium: Spinach, Swiss chard, lima beans, artichoke, peas
- Vitamin K: Mustard greens, spinach, kale, collard greens, turnip greens
- Folate: Frisee, asparagus, romaine lettuce, spinach, turnip greens
- Lutein: Spinach, Swiss chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, radicchio
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