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Health and Nutrition Benefits of Vegetables - Food Groups - ChooseMyPlate.gov
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Vegetables

  • Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

  • Health Benefits

  • Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
  • Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
  • Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
  • Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
  • Eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
  • Nutrients

      Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, or cholesterol.)
    • Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.
    • Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Vegetable sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.
    • Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
    • Folate (folic acid) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.
    • Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
    • Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.
  • Source: www.choosemyplate.gov


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    I'm all for awareness, but

    2005-02-04 14:28:00 by no_ribbons

    If people took personal responsibility for their lives, their choices, their actions, we wouldn't need to have so much friggin' "awareness." people seem to act like getting heart disease or getting infected with the HIV virus is unavoidable...criminy...take some responsiblity. if you smoke and get lung cancer, it's no one else's fault; if you eat fast food and gain weight, it's no one else's fault, if you don't wear a condom and get an STD or HIV, it's no one else's fault; if you eat a high fat and salt diet, avoid fruits and vegetables, avoid an active lifestyle and develop heart disease, it's no one else's fault

    Diet food

    2010-06-30 08:56:36 by Jewel0523

    Is not necessarily about low fat. Its about balanced foods that include healthy fat in moderation (important for so many reasons including satiety, fat soluble vitamins, normal body function, heart health), lots of vegetables, whole grains in moderation and lean proteins.
    That being said "Diet" side dishes are abound.
    Roasted cauliflower dressed with a drizzle of olive oil and curry powder
    chickpea, cucumber, red onion, bit of feta, red and green pepper, tomato, oregano, lemon juice, salad
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