Most people understand that vegetables are good for your health and that they are full of nutrition. But what are the most nutritious? While truthfully most vegetables are pretty nutritious and you are going good for yourself and your body by having any of them in your diet. But if you want to get the most out of every mouthful these are the vegetables you need to eat…
Asparagus is low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fibre, folate as well as vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss & improved digestion.
Ginger is ram-packed with antioxidants, compounds that prevent stress and damage to your body’s DNA. It may even help your body fight off chronic diseases like high blood pressure & heart disease.
8. Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is a great source of calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, phosphorus and vitamin E. This green is not only loaded with nutrients but also extremely low in calories, making it great for weight loss.
7. Green Peas
Just a single cup of boiled green peas has 46% of your bodies daily recommended amount of vitamin K-1, known for maintaining healthy bones. Peas are high in fibre and low in fat and contain no cholesterol, plus, they are a good source of vegetable protein.
Kale is a nutrition superfood due to the amounts of vitamins A, K, B6 and C, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese it contains. Just a single cup of raw kale has just 33 calories and only 7 grams of carbohydrate.
5. Brussels Sprouts
Sure, brussels sprouts are not to everyone’s taste, but they are low in calories and high in nutrients. Just 8 cooked Brussels sprouts provide 70 calories, 5.9g carbohydrates, 2.2g fat and 4.8g protein. They are also high in fibre, which is important for keeping the digestive system healthy!
Garlic is an excellent source of vitamin B6 as well as manganese, selenium and vitamin C. In addition to this, garlic is a good source of other minerals, including phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron and copper to name just a few.
Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium plus it also boasts more protein than most other vegetables.
Carrots contain some of the most important nutrients to protect your skin from sun damage, dullness and signs of ageing including vitamin A and antioxidants.
And we are finally at what many people consider to be the worlds most nutritious vegetable. Just a single cup of raw spinach provides 56% of your daily vitamin A needs plus your entire daily vitamin K requirement — all for just 7 calories! Now that really does make it a superfood.