Why Is it Important to Eat Vegetables?

Vegetables are packed with nutrients(vitamins and minerals) which are good for our health.

Why Is it Important to Eat Vegetables?

Amazing fact is,all vegetables are cholesterol free. Second worthy reason ,most vegetables are naturally  low in fat and calories.

 Food that are high in cholesterol,fat and calories and the excessive intake of such foods ends with arising various health problems.

Vegetables in our daily diet is a wise choice  for healthy living because they are low in all the above three.

Why is Nutrients needed for our body?

Nutrients are very essential for a balanced diet and it also plays a vital role in keeping our body healthier.Read What is Nutrition? for more details.

When we eat vegetables,our body is supplied with essential nutrients which are needed for healthy living.
Additional benefits of Eating Vegetables,
1.Helps to reduce the risk of some chronic diseases.
 2.Reduces the risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
 3.Protects against certain types of cancers.


Variety of vegetables


Important Nutrients available  in eating  Vegetables


1.Fiber

Eating Vegetables rich in fiber

1. Helps in proper bowel function,helps to reduce constipation and diverticulosis. 
2. Reduces the blood cholesterol levels,
3.Reduces the risk of heart disease,obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
4.Provides a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
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2.Potassium

Eating Vegetables which are rich in potassium helps to lower the  blood pressure, reduces the risk of developing kidney stones,decreases bone loss.

Vegetable sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.

3.Folate or Folic Acid is very essential for pregnant women.It helps the body to form red blood cells and also reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.

4.Vitamin A  helps to protect against infections.Good for eyesight and skin health.

5.Vitamin C aids in iron absorption,keeps teeth and gums healthy,heal cuts and wounds.


Bonus Tips : Read Top 5 Nutrient-Dense Vegetables


If you have no idea about nutrient density or nutrient dense foods,

Read What is Nutrient Density?


Nutrient-dense foods are low in calories and provides vital nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.They are also usually rich in fiber with higher in water content which tends to make us feel full faster and for longer.More Nutrient-Dense Foods.


List of Vegetables

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