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Benefits Derived From Eating Vegetables

Vegetables are not only nutritious, but palatable. It is important to include veggies in your diet. There are several vegetables that contain vitamins.

As is widely known, vegetables contain fiber that may help prevent diseases, such as colon and breast cancer. Adding vegetables to your diet help boost your energy, as they are high in magnesium and potassium that can combat weakness and fatigue.  Vegetables also help prevent high blood pressure.

Orange-Yellow Vegetables:  This group of veggies are a source of beta-carotene, a substance that your body converts into Vitamin A.  It can also prevent cataracts by retarding oxidation of the lens in the eye. The best sources of beta-carotene are carrots, squash and yams.

Green Leafy Vegetables:  Leafy vegetables are also good sources of carotenes that your body uses to make Vitamin A.  The greener the vegetable, the more beta-carotene it contains.  Green Leafy Vegetables contain magnesium and potassium, as well as Vitamin C, all of which help lower high blood pressure.  Romaine Lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, watercress and endive are good sources of beta-carotene.

Cruciferous Vegetables:  Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, and cauliflower contain Vitamin C and cancer-combating nutrients.

In conclusion, a research was conducted to ascertain the true benefits of vegetables, as compared to meat. Those that eat more vegetables than meat are healthier, mentally and physically, and live longer than those who do not eat  vegetables, or not enough. as recommended. 

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