Vegetables diet benefits

Vegetable nutrition facts and the health benefits of vegetables
vegetable nutrition facts

Vegetable nutrition facts

Why should we get diet rich in vegetable nutrition?

What are the health benefits of vegetables?

Vegetables,like fruits,are low in fat but contain good amounts of vitamins and minerals. All the Green-Yellow-Orange vegetables are rich sources of calcium,magnesium, potassium,iron,beta-carotene,vitamin B-complex,vitamin-C,vitamin A, and vitamin K.

As in fruits,vegetables too are home for many antioxidants that; firstly, help protect the human body from oxidant stress,diseases and cancers, and secondly; help the body develop the capacity to fight against these by boosting immunity.

Additionally,vegetables are packed with soluble as well as insoluble dietary fiber known as non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) such as cellulose,mucilage,hemi-cellulose, gums,pectin...etc. These substances absorb excess water in the colon, retain a good amount of moisture in the fecal matter,and help its smooth passage out of the body. Thus,sufficient fiber offers protection from conditions like hemorrhoids,colon cancer,chronic constipation,and rectal fissures.

...Go for greens to help you stay fit and healthy!

Vegetable nutrition has widely drawn the attention of fitness conscious as well as food scientists alike for their proven health benefits. Majority of day to day used vegetables are very low in calories.green vegetablesCelery is just 16 calories per 100 g. And again here is the long list of vegetables whose calorie is less than 20 per 100 g such as bottle gourd,bitter melon,cabbage, bok-choy,eggplant,endive,spinach,summer squash, swiss chard; etc. Scientific studies have shown that low-calorie but nutrient-rich foods help the human body stay fit and disease free.

Furthermore,human body spends a considerable amount of energy for the metabolism of foods,which is known as BMR or Basal metabolism rate. So just imagine…when you add lots of vegetable nutrition in the diet, in fact,you set to lose more weight than you would gain…Right!..This is the concept behind the "negative calorie foods."

Eat at least 5-7 servings of fresh vegetables every day. Seasonal vegetables should be encouraged. Bring a variety in the choice of vegetable and color in your diet. Yellow and orange color vegetables are rich in Vitamin A,α,β carotenes,zea-xanthins and crypto-xanthins,where as dark-green vegetables are a very good source of minerals and phenolic,flavonoid as well as anthocyanin anti-oxidants.

Source: www.nutrition-and-you.com


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