Everyone knows they’re supposed to eat at least two cups of vegetables every day to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. However, there are even more health benefits to getting the recommended serving of vegetables.
Eating vegetables daily can:
- Reduce the risk for stroke and a range of other cardiovascular diseases
- Reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes
- Reduce the risk of mouth, stomach and colon cancer
- Lower the chance of developing kidney stones
- Helps decrease bone loss
- Assists with weight loss due to low calorie intake
What Nutrients are Found in Vegetables?
Most vegetables are potassium rich, which helps with maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
A majority of vegetables contain a good amount of dietary fiber, which helps you feel full with fewer calories.
Vegetables have a high amount of vitamin A, which keeps eyes and skin healthy. Vitamin E, which protects essential fatty acids from cell oxidation, is found in vegetables. Because vegetables contain vitamin C, they can help speed up cuts and wounds and keep gums healthy.