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9 Vegetables and their Personalities

1. Kale; The Happiest Super food of allIMG_2272

At just 33 calories, the positives of one cup of raw kale contains:

  • Nearly 3 grams of protein, which gives this green it’s positive attitude
  • 5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full)
  • Vitamins A, C, and K
  • Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development
  • Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. (While kale has far less omega-3 than fish, it is another way to get some of this healthy fat into your diet.
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that give kale it’s deep, dark green coloring and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts Minerals including phosphorus,potassium, calcium, and zinc

2Broccoli to the Rescue

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One cup of broccoli a day keeps several health conditions away, as this superfood is here to save the day:

  • Chemical in broccoli called sulforaphane has been associated with decreasing one’s risk of cancer
  • In just one cup of chopped broccoli one intakes over 100% of their recommended vitamin K dose, which is associated with strong bone growth
  • Vitamin C helps with healthy skin
  • Natural fibers helping to prevent constipation
  • High fiber intake has been associated with lower risks of obesity, heart disease, and stroke making this super food a super her

3. Green Beans Gains

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Don’t be fooled by the stereotype of beans, these goofy guys actually come loaded with various nutrients:

  • Very low in calories, only 31 calories per 100 g of raw bean pods
  • Rich in dietary fiber which helps protect mucousa in the colon
  • High source of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C
  • Concentrated amounts of minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium
  • Contain folates which are necessary for DNA synthesis and cell division

4.  The Truth about Onions

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Embrace the tears (and not so enjoyable breath) because to your surprise, this misunderstood veggie is here to help:

  • Contains chromium which can help regulate one’s blood sugar
  • Compound known as quercetin plays a role in preventing cancer
  • Helps break down harmful compounds such as free radicals which ultimately reduce the risk of developing gastric ulcers

5. Pickle Perks

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When in moderation, these spunky greens create several health benefits:

  • Eating a pickle with a meal can boost the probiotic content of any meal you eat
  • Low in calories ranging from 1-35 calories per one standard cucumber pickled
  • High antioxidant due to the preservation of the vegetable

6. The Super Food with Super Strength; Spinach

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Popeye knew what he was talking about with green:

  • Low in calories, one cup of raw spinach contains 27 calories
  • Contains antioxidant known as alpha lipoic acid, which aids in diabetes management
  • High concentrations of beta-carotene which has been known to help in asthma prevention
  • Vitamin K which helps promote strong healthy bone growth

7. Why Everyone Loves Carrots

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Often thought of as the ultimate health food, this loved vegetable serves you in various ways:

  • High in beta-carotene which helps in improving vision
  • Various studies have shown that carrots were associated to have reduced the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer
  • Cleanses the body from high concentrations of vitamin A
  • Vitamin A assists in healthier skin, hair and nails

8. Tasteful and Tasty; Asparagus

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Packed with several age and disease fighting capabilities, asparagus not only takes pride in it’s flavor but also in it’s benefits:

  • Helps our brains fight cognitive decline and anti aging
  • High levels of the amino acid asparagine which is a natural diuretic, ultimately helping the body release excess salts
  • Contains high source of glutathione which is a detoxifying compound
  • Loaded with nutrients including fiber, folate, vitamins A,C, and K

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