Benefits of Vegetables
Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C.
Why More Veggies?
Vegetables, like fruits, are low in calories and fats but rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. All the Green-Yellow-Orange vegetables are abundant sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
Vegetables contain many antioxidants that: firstly, help protect the human body from oxidant stress, diseases and cancers, and secondly, help the body develop the capacity to fight against these by boosting immune system.
Vegetables are so low in calories that it is very difficult to gain weight even if you overeat them. Some vegetables can help you protect eyes. To stay healthy as well as thin, vegetables-rich diet is advisable.
Health Benefits of Vegetables
Just take the tomato as an example to see how amazing vegetables are.
Tomato has been regarded as a "functional food," which goes beyond providing just basic nutrition, additionally prevents chronic disease and delivers other health benefits, due to beneficial phytochemicals such as lycopene. Check out its nutritional breakdown and possible health benefits from the flowchart below.