We all know eating a wide assortment of vegetables is a smart move if you hope to…
- raise the state of your health,
- promote weight loss, and
- manage your blood sugar.
But, are some vegetables healthier than others? The fact is, they are. Particular vegetables will give more significant health benefits than others, and this is important to keep in mind.
While consuming some vegetable is better than eating no vegetable, the more healthy vegetables you include in your diet plan each day, the better off you will be.
So which ones should you focus on? Let’s look at the list…
- Topping the list of healthy vegetables to include in your diet are kale and spinach. These leafy greens earn top marks for having low-calorie content and a very high nutritional profile. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and also contain a lot of antioxidants, which will help reduce inflammation and keep you disease free.
- Next, you have broccoli. This green vegetable is rich in dietary fiber so is excellent for reducing cholesterol and helping you feel full. In turn, this will help lower how many calories you consume.
- From there, do not overlook cabbage: it is a cancer fighter through and through. Also, cabbage will also help you reduce inflammation and feel and function your very best.
- Lastly, consider adding Bok Choy to your day. Bok Choy is another vegetable that is passed over but is an excellent choice as it is lower in calories and provides a decent amount of calcium as well.
Worst, and I do say worst lightly. Remember, there is no “bad” vegetable. Just ones that do not have as great of a nutritional payoff…
- Topping the list here is iceberg lettuce. While iceberg lettuce will help hydrate you, it does not offer much in the way of nutrients to help keep you feeling your best.
- Second is corn and peas. Again, they are healthy but higher in both starch and calories than other vegetables. You can eat them, but they may lead to weight gain if you eat too many.
- Another vegetable to be careful about eating in large quantities are potatoes. Potatoes are more of a starchy tuberous crop and contain more glucose than sugar. Choose sweet potatoes or yams for a healthier option.
There you have a few of the best and worst vegetables you can include in a healthy diet plan. Are you making the smartest decisions possible?