The world of colorful veggies is beautiful and nutrient rich. These vegetables are not only pleasing to the eye but also provide nutrition to the body and help in fighting diseases.
As children, we saw Bugs Bunny relishing carrots and it seemed pretty interesting. That was a nice way to make children interested in eating healthy food. Carrots are a good source of iron, copper, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin B8, potassium, folate, pantothenic acid and most importantly Vitamin A and C. You probably must have heard that this veggie contains beta-carotene,dietary fiber and antioxidant properties. Falling in love with carrots will give you a host of health benefits, including cancer-fightingstrength to the body.
These bright colored beans are rich in fiber and vitamins like A, C, K, folate and manganese. Green beans have concentrated amounts of chlorophyll and that is the reason that we do not notice the carotenoids in them. Research has shown the presence of bet-carotene, neoxanthin, and violaxanthin in green beans. Also these fiber rich veggie is a good source of vitamin B6 and B1, potassium, phosphorous, protein, omega3 fatty acids, iron calcium, magnesium and chromium.
Steamed broccoli is extremely beneficial in lowering blood cholesterol, more than the raw one. Kaempferol is a flavonoid found in broccoli, being a rich source of the substance broccoli fights allergies and inflammation. Along with turnips, cabbage, cauliflower and other vegetables of the cruciferous group broccoli is full of nutrients and add only a few calories to your diet. One cup of broccoli will provide 100 % of your daily body requirements ofVitamin A, K,C, potassium and folate.
If you like, adding color to your dishes, purple potatoes will help you there. These are known for containing anthocyanins a potent antioxidant.This antioxidant not only helps in preventing a few types of cancers, they also fight Parkinson’s disease and reduce the risk of heart diseases. If you consume this veggie with the skin on, you get a lot of nutrients and healthy eyes. You can grill, bake or roast them to get the earthy and nutty flavor that they have.
Add these colorful veggies to your food and enjoy a good health. Eating sugar and fat loaded processed food is harmful to the body. There are healthy and natural alternatives available, prefer those for a healthy and disease free life.