I always tell my clients that if you're trying to lose weigh by eating healthier, you need to eat your vegetables! They are low in calories, high in fiber and contain hydrating, high-antioxidating vitamins and minerals. There are loads of reasons to eat more vegetables! Here are five vegetables that might surprise you with their health benefits.
Carrots are well-known for sharpening your eyesight but did you know that carrots also help reduce cholesterol, prevent heart attacks, and can ward off certain cancers? Cartonoids found in carrots have been proven to help improve heart health.
A crunchy addition to any salad, cucumbers have fiber and XXXX. But they also have mild diuretic properties probably due to their high water and potassium content which can help in avoiding weight gain and high blood pressure.
Ginger has been known to help settle an upset stomach. It is also known to be one of the oldest remedies known in the herbal and aromatic traditions, especially in China, India, and the Middle East.
Spinach has iron that helps build muscles but did you know that spinach is also an excellent source of more than 20 different measurable nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium and protein? And yet, 1 cup of packed raw spinach has only 40 calories!
Kale is popping up everywhere these days in salads, smoothies and side dishes because of its concentration of fiber and vitamin K. Keep in mind that Vitamin K has a potential role in bone health as well by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. So move over spinach - Popeye’s eating kale this time!