Top 10 vegetables for a healthy diet


Silver Ruler's of Penmai
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Jun 28, 2011
1. Onions

By adding onions in your daily meals you are helping yourself a lot. They have the property of raising your body’s immunity level. Tey have peptides known as GPCS which are responsible for keeping the calcium level of your body under control. They are also helpful for good cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health as they are full of Vitamin C and folate.

2. Spinach

It was not mere an imagination when Popeye the sailor credited spinach for his muscular power. He was quite right about this. Spinach has around 13 flavonoid compounds that are proved to provide immunity against cancer, heart diseases and also osteoporosis.

3. Bell Peppers

Whether you chose to add red or orange or green bell peppers in your diet, they all are beneficial and are proved to lower the risk cancer. Moreover they have folic acid and lycopene in them that are responsible for healthy heart.

4. Eggplants

Due to the presence of antioxidants like nasunin, they protect your brain cells from damage. And the fibres and potassium present in them lessens the risk of stroke and dementia. They are good for heart as they have low calories.

5. Sweet Potatoes

These vegetables are grown under earth and they are rich in Manganese, Vitamin A and Vitamin C that gives them ant-defending qualities. That makes them good for the digestive system. Due to the presence of iron and fibre, they are an energy source also.

6. Asparagus

They have fibre, folate and Vitamin B6 that results in a healthy heart. They have low sodium but high potassium contents which makes them helpful for healthy large intestine. They are an excellent food for pregnant women.

7. Carrots

Carrots can be named as ‘Wonder Veg’ because it is good for eyes, hair, skin and heart. They have pro-vitamin and carotenes and they are also full of Vitamin C that improves night vision. And due to the presence of Vitamin A regulates blood sugar level.

8. Brussels sprouts

They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, fibre, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Vitamin B and folic acid that keeps women away from uterus tube defects are also present in abundance in them. That qualifies them as an excellent vegetable for pregnant women.

9. Broccoli

Broccolis, a storehouse of antioxidants, can be ranked top among the vegetables that fight diseases. They help in fighting rectal, lungs and stomach cancers. Due to the presence of Vitamin C, Folate and beta-carotene it also helps us by providing immunity against cold and flu.

10. Tomatoes

Tomatoes have cancer-defending property as they have lycopene and red orbs. Additionally they have Vitamin A and Vitamin K which keeps your blood pressure under control.
Have them as soups or as salad and take a step towards healthy life.


Ruler's of Penmai
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Jul 26, 2012
Dear Sumathisrini, fantastic collection of information about the goodness of these important vegetables. Nice effort you have done. thank you very much!

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