A healthy, seasonal whole food cooking and lifestyle is something we all crave for and can be achieved by including the following Top 10 Nutrition Powerhouse Veggies which is sure to boost the health benefits of your meal:
As deceiving as it may look with its appearance, but proving its mighty power!
A study in the International Journal of Cancer has proven that its consumption along with other legumes reduced the risk of stomach cancer.
POWER VEGGIE 2 – KALE
These curly green leaves are choking themselves with vitamin C – an antioxidant found to reduce the levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol and helps fight heart diseases.
POWER VEGGIE 3 – ONIONS
Top cancer fighting antioxidant of maximum benefit when eaten raw.
Avoid cooking onions at high heat as this reduces the benefits of phytochemicals, which protect against prostrate and lung cancer.
A ravishing finish to any starter would be combining chopped raw onions with tomatoes, avocadoes and jalapeno peppers with a splash of lime juice for a blood sugar friendly chip dish
POWER VEGGIE 4 -CORN
Be it On the cob or off, remember to eat your corn cooked!
A Proven study in the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry showed that the longer the corn was cooked, the higher the level of antioxidants lutein which helps fight blindness in older adults.
POWER VEGGIE 5 – BROCCOLI
This veggie has proven to encompass a number of cancer fighting antioxidants.
A popular study showed that men who ate 5 servings or more per week of cruciferous veggies were half as likely to develop bladder cancers over a 10 period as compared to men who rarely ate them.
POWER VEGGIE 6 – SPINACH
A Veggie packed with carotenoids – helps promote healthy eyes and stops macular degeneration, the main cause of blindness in older adults.
In order to make them more absorbable by the body try cooking the green.
POWER VEGGIE 7 – RED BELL PEPPER
A medium pepper is filled with vitamin C and light on calories thereby providing 150% of the recommended daily value and also helps ward off atherosclerosis, which leads to heart disease.
POWER VEGGIE 8 – BEETS
Take it in any form, this root vegetable contains high levels of antioxidants which help fight cancer along with lutein that helps protects the eyes.
Avoid throwing away the leaves as they are found to be the most nutritious part of the vegetable and can be cooked like any other leafy greens.
POWER VEGGIE 9 – BRUSSEL SPROUTS
These veggies contain antioxidants which help detoxify cancer causing free radicals in addition to the 80% of daily ½ cup Vitamin C, will help to fight cataracts and heart diseases.
POWER VEGGIE 10 – ALFALFA SPROUTS
A powerhouse of beta carotene, an antioxidant rich in Vitamin E, protecting against lung cancer, heart attacks, strokes and also lowers the risk of death from bladder cancer.