All of us eat vegetables in some form or the other. Maybe in salads, mixed veggies etc. Do you know about the benefits of the vegetables that you eat. Some of them are as common as cabbage, that are loaded with nutrition.
Read below for health benefits of commonly available and eaten vegetables.
Bottle Gourd: It is rich in dietary fiber with very low content of fat and cholesterol. Approximately 96% of bottle gourd is water Apart from the iron content it is also rich in vitamin B and vitamin C, it also contains sodium, potassium, essential minerals and trace elements. It is a suitable vegetable for light, low-cal diets as well as for children, people with digestive problems, diabetics and convalescents. It is a suitable vegetable for light, low-cal diets as well as for children, people with digestive problems, diabetics and convalescents. The vegetable is very effective in treating constipation and other digestive disorders. Read for more health benefits of bottle gourd.
Cabbage: This leafy vegetable is a delight for people wanting to loose weight. It is packed with vitamin A which protects your eyes and skin, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B which helps in boosting energy metabolism. Cabbage extracts have been proven to kill certain viruses and bacteria. Cabbage boosts the immune system’s ability to produce more antibodies. Cabbage provides high levels of iron and sulfur, minerals that work in part as cleansing agents for the digestive system. Cabbage shredded and boiled 150 grams contains 33 calories. Read for more about cabbage.
Carrots: Carrot is a good of source beta-carotene which our body converts into vitamin A and minerals such as potassium and manganese. It contains some amount of sodium, iron, zinc, copper and calcium. It contains about 87% of water, rich in mineral salts and Vitamin (B, C, D, E). Raw carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A and potassium. Even though the color of original carrots is orange it grows in other colors including white, yellow, red or purple. Carrot juice reduces the risk of many different types of cancer including skin and breast cancer. Read more for carrot benefits and nutritional values.
Corn: It is rich in phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron and selenium. It has small amount of potassium. Corn has vitamin B (Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Riboflavin, and Folate). It has traces of vitamin A and vitamin E. Being rich in fol ate, corn helps the generation of new cells, especially important before and during pregnancy. Those suffering from anemia have shown positive effects after consuming corns. Regular consumption of corn, in moderate quantities, has been associated with better cardiovascular health. Read for more benefits of corn.
Cauliflower: The allicin in cauliflower is known to promote a healthy heart and reduce the risk of strokes. It contains selenium and Vitamin C, both of which work together to strengthen the immune system. It helps in maintaining healthy cholesterol level. The high amount of fiber in cauliflower improves colon health and helps prevent cancer. Cauliflower even acts as a blood and liver detoxifier. People suffering from ailments like arthritis, asthma, constipation, high blood pressure and kidney bladder disorders can benefit from the consumption of cauliflower. Read more for caloric values of cauliflower.
Adopting good eating habits will always keep you away from diseases and infections.Author Information — this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo