Healthy Vegatables For
Healthy Living Pt 1
Remember your mother used to always tell you as a child to
eat your veggies so you would grow to be healthy and strong?
Mom was not far off the mark as vegetables are a food group
that you can never eat too many of.
Vegetables are chocked full of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Lets take the time to look at some of the most nutritious of
all of the vegetables.
Broccoli is sometimes described as being, the best
prescription for what ails a person. Fiber is a substance that
helps to fight cancer and broccoli has plenty of fiber in it as
well as vitamin C and beta-carotene.
Broccoli is also rich in boron and calcium that helps to
build strong bones as well as folic acid which is particularly
important for women of child bearing years to consume enough of
as it works to prevent a number of neural tube birth defects.
Potassium may be a mineral that is found in bananas but there
is plenty of it in broccoli as well. Potassium is instrumental
in lowering blood sugar.
Research studies have discovered that broccoli contains a
cancer fighting chemical called sulforaphane which encourages
the action of enzymes that detoxify to do their job as well as
Brown rice is not often thought of as a healing vegetable
but it is. Brown rice has within it a substance known as
oryzanol and this substance is proficient at lowering the bad
cholesterol or LDL in the blood by as large a percentage as 20
percent. It is strongly believed as well that the high fiber
rice bran that is a part of brown rice is beneficial at
lowering cholesterol levels.
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Brown rice is rich vitamin B6, copper, niacin, magnesium and
zinc. Brown rice also has plenty of thiamine in it, which is
essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
Brown rice is also full of vitamin E which is instrumental in
decreasing the risk of cataracts and heart disease and is
beneficial for supporting the strength of the immune
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that is
helpful in the fight against cancer as it contains substances
known as indoles. There are a variety of indoles in this
vegetable and researchers believe that one indole in particular
is very beneficial in preventing the incidence of breast cancer
due to the fact that it reduces the work of the chemical
estradiol, which happens to be associated with the hormone
estrogen. It is estrogen that helps to encourage the growth and
development of a variety of types of tumors.
Water and exercise are just as important as
what you eat. Have your healthy fruit,
vegetables and herbs, but without 8 glasses of
water and about 30 minutes of exercise a day,
it will not help you much in the long run.
Carrots are extremely high in beta-carotene
content. Studies have shown that people who consume five or
more servings of carrots per week are less inclined to suffer
from a stroke (68 percent less likely) than those who consume
one to two carrots every month or less. Research studies have
also yielded the result that consuming one carrot daily can
help to decrease the risk that a former smoker will develop