Achieving our daily serving of vegetables is vitally important to our health. Whether we do is another story. Did you know that there are some vegetables that are more powerful than others? They are true veggie superheroes, with unbelievable super powers.
In this article, we’ll be looking at which veggies are best for your health. We’ll also look at how you can start getting more in your diet to ensure longevity and a healthy, disease free body.
Best Vegetables To Eat Every Day Video
Dr. Mercola, a leading natural health expert, shows the best vegetables you can eat every day in the video above.
These vegetables are the most nutrient-packed and will give your body a serious health boost if you can include just one of them in your day. The video also gives some great suggestions on how you can eat them. Click play above to watch now.
Best Vegetables To Eat Every Day
This infographic from Mercola shows you all of the best vegetables you can eat every day. All of these veggies will give you the best disease-fighting, anti-ageing antioxidants your body needs to keep itself healthy. The chart is broken down into 5 sections – sprouts, leafy greens, peppers, fermented vegetables and root vegetables. Let’s look at them in depth.
Sprouts that grow from harvested vegetables are amongst the healthiest foods that you can consume. You can easily sprout vegetables at home in your own kitchen too. All you need is a sprouting kit or bag, or you can even using a container at home.
The best sprouts you can eat come from watercress, broccoli, and sunflower. You can add them to your favorite salad, eat them in a wrap for a nice crunch, or even add them to your smoothie.
Leafy Greens Benefits
It’s been long known how beneficial leafy greens can be for the body, but even more evidence has pointed towards the incredible effect they can have. Protecting your body from cancers, strengthening your immune system and giving you well above the recommended daily doses of vitamins.
Consuming more kale, beet green, arugula, spinach, chard and collard green isn’t difficult either. You can add them to soups or salad, use them as a wrap instead of a tortilla, juice them or put them into a fruit smoothie.
Peppers go under the radar as health benefits go, but its time to pay attention. They are abundant in vitamin C and vitamin A and can fight inflammation, boost the immune system, prevent diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Poblano peppers are also high in iron, which can help your body protect itself with increased blood cells, and spicy Thai chile peppers can even help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism.
We have a whole post on the different ways that you can cook up a storm in the kitchen when it comes to Peppers. Be sure to view it.
Fermented Vegetables Benefits
Cabbage and carrots are amongst the best-fermented vegetables you can eat. Cabbage contains the most antioxidants you will find in any cruciferous vegetable, protecting your body against diseases like cancer and even slowing down the aging process. Carrots pack a powerful punch of vitamin A which can help protect your vision as you age, as well as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium which can strengthen your bones and teeth.
Cabbage and carrots make the perfect tangy coleslaw, a great veggie soup or even a nice shredded veggie wrap. You can put both of these vegetables into virtually any dish for instant antioxidants.
Root Vegetables Benefits
Root vegetables grow right in the soil and are amongst some of the best developed, nutrient-packed foods. Just be sure to buy varieties that are grown organically in good soil, since some regular grocery store varieties can contain high levels of mercury. Turmeric delivers a boost to your digestive system and reduces bloating, eczema and other skin conditions. Ginger is especially great when you’re sick with a cold, flu or stomach upset. Onions provide vitamins, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits and can help fight off disease and infections.
Getting root vegetables into your diet is no trouble at all. Making a spicy ginger-turmeric veggie soup with onions can give you all three at once. You can also roast or saute’ them, or even make a nice ginger-turmeric tea.
Did you know that some of the veggies we covered in this article can be regrown in your own kitchen? You can buy one, then enjoy it again and again as it regrows time after time.
Ginger, lettuce, cabbage, can all be regrown. View our article here