Vegetables have long been deemed as healthy food for the overall health being of individuals. Some vegetables are low in calories but extremely high in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
However, some vegetables are loaded with additional health benefits which make them stand out from the rest. Some of these vegetables have the ability to ward off inflammation and reduce the risk of certain diseases.
This article takes a look at the top 13 healthiest vegetables… just sit back and read on, maybe after reading this article you will see the need to include them when next you are preparing your dish.
This leafy green vegetable has emerged as one of the trendiest vegetables in recent years.
Just like other leafy greens, it is nutrient-dense and loaded with antioxidants.
A cup of raw kale contains plenty of B vitamins, vitamins A, C, K, potassium, calcium, and copper (1).
Also, due to its rich antioxidant content, kale may also be beneficial in promoting heart health.
A 2008 study shows that kale juice increases HDL “good” cholesterol by 27% and decreases LDL “bad” cholesterol by 10% in men who drank 150 ml of kale juice (2).
Another study showed that kale juice can decrease hypertension and may also be effective in lowering both blood cholesterol and blood glucose level (3).