10 Of The Most Nutritious And Healthiest Vegetables You Can Eat

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Though everyone knows eating vegetables is good for health, not all remember which vegetable are the most healthiest and nutritious ones. However, knowing this is useful if you want to make healthier choices or to diversify your daily diet.

Here’s a list of 10 of the most nutritious vegetables. Take it to the store with you next time to fill your shopping bag with these amazing sources of nutrients.

1. Parsley

Though parsley is one of the rarely used herbs, you definitely should pay more attention to it in the future, as it is rich in different minerals and vitamins. One of them is folate: a vitamin that is strongly recommended to pregnant woman, and to everyone, who wants to reduce the risk of various heart diseases. Moreover, you can hardly eat too much parsley: two cups of this herb have only 35 calories. You can add parsley to pasta, to various salads and soups to make your daily diet healthier.

2. Celery

Celery is rich in folate too, but that’s not all its benefits. This vegetable also has a lot of vitamins A and K in eat, improving blood health and making bones stronger. You can eat it raw, add to various smoothies and green juices or even roast it with spices and olive oil

3. Onions

Onions have many antioxidants and so are very good for regulating blood pressure and cleansing the body. You can add them to soups, salads, stews, etc. However, you have to remember that raw onions have the most nutrients.

4. Radishes

This delicious watery vegetable is rich in fiber, vitamin C and phytosterols. Radishes help normalize cholesterol levels and are a great addition to fresh salads.

5. Corn

Probably one of the few vegetables that shouldn’t be eaten raw. Moreover, the longer you’ll cook corn, the more benefits you’ll get: this vegetable is rich in antioxidants and their level only grows when a corn is cooked. These antioxidants help improve eyesight and, of course, taste of cooked corn is absolutely delicious!

6. Cabbage

Cheap and delicious vegetable that can be added to salads or to more complex dishes (for example, to pasta). It is loaded with vitamin C and fiber and is perfect for weight loss: one cup of raw cabbage has only 17 calories, despite giving you a nice dose of nutrients.

7. Peas

You can eat fresh peas, loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins A and C, or try adding frozen ones to your meals while cooking: this way they’ll preserve more nutrients. Peas are a good addition to soups, brown rice, salads, and so on.

8. Spinach

This vegetable is packed with nutrients good for almost every part of your body. It has a lot of antioxidants, which help improve eyesight, magnesium, which helps normalize blood pressure, many vitamins (A, C, E, K, B5), zinc, iron, calcium and other important nutrients. You can add spinach to a salad, eat it with omelet or even bake a delicious spinach pie.

9. Potatoes

These vegetables are rich in nutrients, but only when cooked properly. Frying them in oil or covering in sour cream won’t do: this way you won’t receive any vitamins (B6 and C) and potassium. However, you can bake them with olive oil and herbs or to cook a stuffed potato (though in this case you have to try to pick a topping that is healthy enough).

10. Red bell pepper

Pepper is good for everyone who wants to lose weight and improve their health: it has only 32 calories (if its size is medium) and a lot of vitamin C, which improves your skin and boost immune system. You can eat raw peppers or choose any recipe for stuffed peppers you like.

Another good way to receive all nutrients these vegetables have is to drink green juices. Such delicious juices can be a great option for you if you don’t like eating raw fruits, don’t have time to cook or just want to receive a huge amount of nutrients at once.

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