Find out: what are the healthiest vegetables?

healthiest vegetables

It doesn’t matter how you eat them, they’re good for you either way!

We have said it before and we’ll say it again: vegetables are good for you. But even though it is something we all know to be true, you probably didn’t know that some vegetables are healthier than others. Read more to find out which ones!

1. Cruciferous vegetable: broccoli, cauliflower and kale

Broccoli contains a lot of nutrients and vitamins. These vitamins include C, A and K. If you eat plenty of broccoli during the day (half a cup), you already get 43% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Another benefit that comes with eating broccoli is that it contains sulforaphane. That is a substance that helps prevent certain types of cancer. Kale contains vitamins like A, B6, C and K. But that is not all there is to kale. It also contains potassium, calcium, copper and magnesium. This means that regularly eating kale might improve your health significantly! Cauliflower contains vitamin C, K and B6 and it has potassium and omega 3s. Another benefit to cauliflower is that by eating it, you up your intake of choline. Choline is a  substance that is important for pregnant people.

2. Mushrooms

There are a lot of different mushrooms, and all of them are rich in nutrients. They are a source of vitamin B. Vitamin B is what your needs in order to make red blood cells. Vitamin B also helps with digestion and it keeps your skin healthy.

3. Carrots

If you want to add some extra vitamins to your diet, you might want to include carrots in your meal plans. They are a source of vitamin A, C and K and they contain a lot of fibers. Vitamin A is especially important for vision and fibers are an important part of your diet too.

4. Asparagus

Asparagus are especially good for your gut health. They function as a prebiotic and that can help with keeping your gut healthy. Asparagus is rich in vitamins, like B9, C, A and K. But the vegetables aren’t just good for your gut, they’re also very helpful for pregnant people. The stalks contain folate, a necessary nutrient when it comes to pregnancy.

5. Bell peppers

These colorful vegetables contain vitamin A, B6 and C and are a source of potassium and fiber. And they are very nutrient dense. If you eat one red bell pepper, you will get over a 150% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

If you add these vegetables to your diet, you will definitely feel a lot better!

Read more: This is why you shouldn’t boil cauliflower – or other vegetables

Source: Good Housekeeping | Image: Unsplash, Engin Akyurt