Benefits of Eating Vegetables

Why is it important to eat vegetables you ask? 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.

Here are a few benefits of eating vegetables :

  • Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
  • Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as a part of overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
  • 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.
  • Diets rich in foods containing fibre, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart diseases and obesity.
  • Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary, folic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
  • Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
  • Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections. Vitamin C helps heal to pretext against infections. Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.
  • Folic acid helps the body form red blood cells. Women of child bearing age who may become pregnancy should consume adequate folic acid from foods, and in addition 400mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements.

Reference : https://infographicjournal.com/fitness-through-vegetables-and-physical-activity/

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Yayyyyy veggies πŸŒΆπŸŒ½πŸ…

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    1. GS says:

      Yup Yup. 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.

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      1. It took a long time for me to get into lounge vegetables. I’m ashamed to admit that I was an adult and changing my eating as I focused on my health and wellness.

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      2. GS says:

        Small changes everyday πŸ™‚

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  2. kittysverses says:

    Thanks for the article, informative. πŸ™‚

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked it Kitty. A nutrient dense diet requires 2-4 cups of vegetables everyday. Research has shown that nutrient dense meals can reduce symptoms and comorbidity burden and also prevent them from happening. It helps in managing food intolerances as well.

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Thank you very much for the information, Dr. πŸ™‚

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome Kitty πŸ™‚

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  3. Being pre-diabetic, I tend to eat more vegetables than fruit.

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    1. GS says:

      2-3 cups of vegetables is good for keeping your blood sugar levels in range. Low-to-moderate-GI vegetables, such as carrots, improve blood glucose control and reduce the risk of weight gain. Nitrate-rich foods, such as beets, are among the best vegetables for people with type 2 diabetes who also have a higher than usual risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  4. clcouch123 says:

    You are preaching to the choir, bless you. I like vegetables!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you 😊

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