Top 10 Healthiest Vegetables List
Just pick out 5 or 6 a day from our list of the healthiest vegetables below and chow down!
After all, important people, from Mom to the top scientists in the world, keep telling us to eat more vegetables. But the vast majority aren't getting even 2 healthy vegetables a day, much less the highly recommended 5 or 6.
The Top Ten Healthiest Vegetables List
Whereas most vegetables are low in calories and high in nutrition, these top 10 healthiest vegetables are a lot better than others. So start adding at least five choices a day from this list of the healthiest vegetables.
1. Cruciferous Vegetables are filled with anti-aging, cancer fighting, immune boosting phytonutrients, plus vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium, iron and folic acid. The cruciferous list of healthiest vegetables below are most nutritious eaten raw, lightly steamed or stir-fried.
- Brussels sprouts,
- Green and red cabbage.
3. Dark green leafy vegetables can be lightly steamed or used in healthy soups, chilies, casseroles and stir-fries or eaten raw in salads and on sandwiches. The leafy vegetables below are high in iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, carotenoids and B, C, E and K.
- Swiss chard,
- Collard greens,
- The herb parsley,
- Red and green lettuce,
- Mustard and turnip greens.
5. Beans and Peas are much higher in protein than other vegetables. And whether they're dried (lentils), canned (kidney beans), lightly steamed (soybeans), or eaten raw (peas), beans also contain fiber, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Beans can be added to soups, salads, pasta sauce, chili or eaten on their own. The healthy list includes:
- Lima beans,
- Kidney beans,
- Garbanzo beans,
- And other legumes.
7. Allium foods, like garlic and onions, are best known for their natural antibiotic properties and can help boost immunity, reduce inflammation and fight infection. The allium foods below are healthiest easten raw in salads or healthy dips, but are also great for flavoring many cooked dishes.
- And garlic.
9. Bell Peppers are great sources of potassium, manganese, fiber and vitamins A, B, C and K and can be sweet flavorful additions to salads and healthy stir-fries. Choose from the following rainbow of colors:
- Green peppers,
- Yellow peppers,
- Orange peppers,
- And red peppers.
The best thing about this top 10 healthiest vegetables list, besides the fact that they're definitely the healthiest vegetables, is they're so adaptable.
You can enjoy most of them raw in salads or as a snack, lightly steamed as a side or main dish and added to soups or stir-fries. But however you do it, it's vitally important that you lean to love the healthiest vegetables!
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