When most people think of eating healthy, fruits and vegetables are at the top of the list – and rightfully so! However, not all vegetables are created equal, and some are considerably richer in nutrients than others. So, as you’re shopping in the produce section of your supermarket this week, consider stocking up on more of these healthy vegetables.
Broccoli is a versatile vegetable that is one of the healthiest ones you can find on the planet. It is especially rich in vitamin K and vitamin C. Research studies have linked the nutrient content in broccoli to lower risks of diseases and better overall health. Broccoli works well in stir-fry dishes, soups, pasta, and simply steamed. Try Seagate’s broccoli supplements for all these health benefits and none of the taste.
Kale has become somewhat of a health trend in recent years because of all of the health benefits is promises. This leafy green vegetable has lots of vitamins K, C, and A while being very low in calories. Research studies have linked eating more kale to healthier cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Kale works well in salads, pasta, and baked kale chips.
Asparagus is a great source of magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin B6. These vitamins help the body with blood clotting, the immune system, and an antioxidant boost. You’ll get the most nutrients out of asparagus by eating it raw, but you can also steam it, grill it, or roast it in the oven with your favorite sauces and spices.
We also love carrots because of how healthy they are for good eye health, fighting disease, and other benefits. These vegetables are a great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. It’s easy to add carrots to your diet by eating them raw with hummus, cooking them into casseroles, or by making natural juice with our carrot powder.
Brussels sprouts are very nutrient-rich as well and contain vitamins A, B6, C, and K, as well as folate, manganese, and iron. They have a high fiber content to help with digestive regularity and also antioxidants to support brain and cellular health. Roasted Brussels sprouts work well in salads and casseroles, and you can also add them to pot pies, stir-fry recipes, and onto skewer kabobs.
Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that really packs a punch in terms of nutrition content. It is a good plant-based source of calcium, iron, and antioxidants. It contains a good amount of vitamins K, A, and C too. Anyone who eats a meat-free or dairy-free diet, in particular, should try to eat more spinach each week. Spinach salads make a very healthy lunch, or try adding spinach to smoothies if you don’t like the texture.
Although regular potatoes don’t make the cut as one of the healthiest vegetables, sweet potatoes are a much healthier root vegetable. Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, B-6, and C. They also have beta-carotene, potassium, and fiber. Together, these nutrients can help regulate blood sugar, fight disease, and boost eye health. Sweet potatoes can be baked in their skin, chopped, or mashed according to your taste.