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Healthiest Veggies

VeggiesIt’s no secret that vegetables are good for you. They are packed with powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients for your overall health and immune function. Vegetables are also a wonderful staple for people who are trying to lose weight. They can help fill you up with fiber, but yet they are low in calories and fat free. It’s best to buy local produce because it’s the freshest and is probably packed with more nutrients and tastes better. Your local farmer’s market is your best bet because most produce in the supermarket is from other countries.

When cooking vegetables, roasting, lightly stir-frying and steaming help preserve nutrients because these methods use less water. Juicing and eating raw vegetables is an excellent way to protect nutrients and fiber. If you have a juicer, try this basic healthy vegetable juice recipe. If you don’t have a juicer or lack the time, you can try pre-made green drinks: Sunshine Wellness Green Drinks

Five Vegetables with the Most Fiber
1. Jicama
2. Eggplant (unpeeled)
3. Cabbage
4. Squash (most varieties)
5. Brussel Sprouts
All these vegetables have 5+ grams of fiber per serving. There are tons of high fiber vegetables that contain approximately 3-4 grams of fiber per serving.

Five Vegetables with the Most Vitamin C
1. Bell Peppers
2. Bok Choy
3. Cabbage (red and green)
4. Cauliflower
5. Broccoli
All these vegetables contain at least double our daily needs per serving. Vitamin C is a wonderful immune booster and is beneficial for our cardiovascular system and adrenal function.

Five Vegetables with the Most Potassium
1. Bok Choy
2. Eggplant
3. Potato
4. Zucchini
5. Spinach
All these vegetables contain 500+ mgs of Potassium per serving. One banana has approximately 400 mgs. Sufficient Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure, anxiety and is used to treat muscle cramping.

Five Vegetables with the Most Calcium
1. Bok Choy
2. Collard Greens
3. Kale
4. Spinach
5. Mustard Greens

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