Shake Up Your Veggie Sides

When we think of vegetables our minds instantly go to broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes. There are more than a thousand different types of vegetables that have the same or even better nutrients than the ones we usually think of. Vegetables have a huge effect on our physical body. Having a healthy diet that includes vegetables means one reduces the risk of some chronic diseases and increases one’s immune system.

Vegetables are naturally healthier than fruits due to fruits being higher in sugar and calories. However, they include the needed nutrients like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

Examples of Vitamins:

Vitamin A – helps vision, immune system, and reproduction

Vitamin B – helps create new cells and tissues

Vitamin C – helps the growth and development of body tissues

Vitamin D – helps body absorb calcium

Vitamin E – protects cells from free radicals

Vitamins, a group of compounds essential for normal growth and nutrition. They help to strengthen bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system. Each vitamin helps certain parts of the body. Our body can only produce so much of its own vitamins. For example, Vitamin D is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Without vitamins our body will produce less healthy blood cells which can results to anemia which means less oxygen to your body’s tissues.

Read more about the benefits of vegetables plus recipes below:

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