You’ve been told your entire life that vegetables are the key to long and healthy living. The rumors are true! Vegetables contain many, many great things that can keep you strong, prevent cancer, and are at the same time super delicious. We love vegetables for their incredible support of more than we have dreamed and more. Our immune systems, eyesight, and even our bowels. We are incredibly interested in which ones we should be adding to our daily diet each day, so we did some research and found answers from around the globe on what nutritionists recommend the most. We’ve listed 7 of the best reasons to eat vegetables and what nutritionists recommend. Keep reading for more!
Beets are one of our favorite vegetables that are chock full of flavor and make you super healthy. The beet is anti-inflammatory and also an antioxidant. It will lower your blood pressure, oxidative stress, and can help you fight diabetic nerve problems.
2) Bell Peppers
Vitamin C for days! Bell peppers are wellness warriors and contain vitamin B-6, folta, and beta-carotene. There are so, so many antioxidants in bell peppers that help protect your eyesight and keep your immune system up and running.
3) Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes (and also carrots) contain ingredients called beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A, that can fight against cancer and improve your eye health. Sweet potatoes are good to keep your health on the incline too because they are low glycemic index scale and high in fiber.
Mushrooms are definitely top of our top picks! The many ways you can eat mushrooms make them a top meat replacement when it comes to vegan/vegetarian food. Mushrooms help with cognition, heart health, and disease prevention. They are full of protein, fiber, vitamins B, and D.
Tomatoes, while technically a fruit, is often thought of as vegetables. Tomatoes have a ton of potassium and vitamin C, but they also contain lycopene. Lycopene is linked to reducing the risk of cancer, as well as our favorite, beta-carotene. Tomatoes also (surprise, surprise) have elements in them that help with healthy eyesight.
If you’re picking any type of greens, spinach should definitely go on your plate. Some of the best vegetables to incorporate into your everyday diet are greens. Spinach is full of antioxidants and also helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases. They have vitamins A and K.
Carrots are the best things in the world to help eyesight. They contain about 4 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin A. They also contain beta-carotene, the best antioxidant that can prevent cancer. While you’re here, check out this recipe for salmon skewers and green tea noodles. Yum!