Health Benefits of Everyday Vegetables

Health Benefits of Everyday Vegetables

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to eat healthily, and you don’t need to commit to eating kale and quinoa. Here are common everyday vegetables that are full of nutrients and good for your health.

Carrots

Carrots are a fantastic source of Vitamin A, which helps improve vision, immune function, and reproduction. The potential health benefits of carrots include; preventing lung cancer, stopping the progression and potentially destroying leukaemia cells.

Broccoli contains high levels of fibre which helps reduce cholesterol and is rich in vitamin C which helps maintain bones, blood vessels and skin.

As well as this broccoli contains vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus, and phytonutrients – making it a good all-rounder.

Can help prevent; osteoarthritis, protect skin against the effects of UV light, reverse diabetes heart damage, and reduce bladder cancer risk.

Broccoli

Broccoli contains high levels of fibre which helps reduce cholesterol and is rich in vitamin C which helps maintain bones, blood vessels and skin.

As well as this broccoli contains vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus, and phytonutrients – making it a good all-rounder.

Can help prevent; osteoarthritis, protect skin against the effects of UV light, reverse diabetes heart damage, and reduce bladder cancer risk.

Garlic

Garlic can be used to help conditions vitamin B6, magnesium, selenium and vitamin C.

It is also a very powerful antibiotic, helps lower risk of developing lung cancer, reduced cholesterol and lower blood pressure.

Mushrooms

Although mushrooms are not technically plants (but rather a fungus) they are still classified as vegetables. Health benefits of mushrooms include regulating blood pressure, improving how your immune system responds to infection, and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin B, and helps provide you with energy.

Onions

There are many different types of onions, but they all carry similar health benefits. The possible health benefits of onions include lowering the risk of several types of cancer, improving mood and maintaining the health of hair and skin.

Onions are high in vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, iron, high protein.

Potatoes

Potatoes are extremely cheap to produce and are full of health benefits including maintaining bone structure, supporting heart health, reducing chronic inflammation and preventing constipation. With one potato containing more potassium than a banana, they are also rich in fibre, magnesium, and antioxidants.

Tomatoes

Okay so I know that tomatoes are technically not vegetables, but I also don’t see you putting them in a fruit salad. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, which is beneficial for your immune system, reproductive system and helps improve vision – among other things. It also contains high amounts of vitamin C and folic acid, which helps your body produce and maintain new cells and prevent changes in DNA that can cause cancer.

Tomatoes contain a whole host of antioxidants and nutrients including; alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene, and lutein.

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