There are a lot of nutrition inside a vegetable and adding vegetables to your diet is pleasing to your body’s defenses too. You definitely need to consider adding more alkaline food items to an overly acidic body, often showing up in physical symptoms such as eczema.
All vegetables contain valuable phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are chemicals found in plants and are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective and disease preventive properties. Researchers believe that phytochemicals can prevent cancer. Today’s post is a brief round-up of the nutritional value that can be found in each type of veggie.
Swiss chard, kale, spinach and collard are among the top vegetables for boosting your nutrition. Leafy green vegetables contain calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin C. Broccoli and Brussels sprouts also give you the same amount of nutrients as leafy green vegetables.
Vitamin K is contained in asparagus, endive and romaine lettuce. Another vegetable that is a good source of vitamin K is cauliflower, kohlrabi and also green pepper. They each contain a one-half day’s worth of both vitamin K and vitamin C.
If you wish to get a full day’s amount of vitamin C in one vegetable, eat red peppers. Avocados, parsnips and peas are rich in fiber and folate. When you eat baked potato, don’t throw away the skin either. The skin contains plenty of fiber and iron.
Raise your daily intake of vitamin C and vitamin K by eating iceberg lettuce, celery, turnips and radishes in a salad. Another healthy vegetable is yellow squash because it contains 5% of a day’s carotenoids, vitamin C, fiber, and also vitamin K.
Over Christmas, you may be tempted to have extra helpings of the succulent turkey served on a silver platter. However, do not forget or miss out on the all important vegetables either. You may just get an indigestion if your body has insufficient fiber to help you remove bowels during this period.