Veggies are so amazing and filled with nutrients! There is so much in them that any veggie you choose will do your body wonders of good! But for more information – we pulled from fruitsandveggiesmorematter.org. The top nutrients from veggies include:
|Calcium||For healthy bones and teeth as well as good functioning of muscles and nerves.||Veggies with 10% to 20% of Daily Requirements: Collard greens, green soybeans, spinach and turnip greens.|
|Fiber||Helps decrease risk of heart disease
|High in Fiber: lentils, lima beans, pinto beans, spinach, and white beans.|
|Folate||May reduce having a child with brain or spinal cord defect.
|Veggies with 20% of Daily Requirements: asparagus, broccoli, chickpeas, collard greens, endive, lentils, lima beans, peas, pink beans, pinto beans, spinach, white beans|
|Iron||For healthy blood and normal cell functioning
|Veggies with 20% of Daily Requirements: Lentils, spinach, white beans, and winged beans.|
|Magnesium||For healthy bones and helps with enzymes, blood pressure and muscle cramps.||Veggies with 20% of Daily Requirements: pinto beans and spinach|
|Potassium||For healthy blood pressure||Veggies with 10% – 20% of Daily Requirements: Pink beans, lima beans, white beans, broccoli, chickpeas, lentils, lima beans, peas, pinto beans, potato, sweet potato, tomato, white beans, winged beans.|
|Sodium||For normal cell function
|Low sodium – artichokes, bell pepper, broccoli, carrot, celery, radish, sweet potato|
|Vitamin A||Keep eyes and skin healthy and protects against infections.
|Veggies with 20% of Daily Requirements: Cabbage, carrot, hot chili pepper, collard greens, lettuce, pepper, spinach, sweet potato, and tomato.|
|Vitamin C||Helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy.
|Veggies with 20% of Daily Requirements: Yellow snap beans, bell peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, onion, okra, pepper, potato, radishes, rutabaga, spinach, squash, sweet potato, and tomato.|