Why should we have a diet rich in vegetable nutrition?
What are the health benefits of vegetables?
Vegetables, like fruits, are low in fat but contain good amounts of vitamins and minerals. All the Green-Yellow-Orange vegetables are rich sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
As in fruits, vegetables are also home for many antioxidants that; firstly, help the body protect from oxidant stress, diseases and cancers, and secondly, help the body develop the capacity to fight against these by boosting immunity.
In addition, vegetables contain soluble as well as insoluble dietary fiber known as non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) like cellulose, gums, mucilage, pectin…etc, that absorb excess water in the colon and retain good amount of moisture in the fecal matter, thereby helps its easy passage out of the body.
For a list of vegetables along with their nutrition facts and health benefits click here: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/vegetable-nutrition.html