You’ve probably been told your entire life that you need to be eating veggies, but do you know why? We can’t talk enough about the health benefits of vegetables but here are some of our top reasons to #eatyourveggies:
- Leafy vegetables – such as spinach, kale, arugula and collard greens – are important sources of folate and other B vitamins. Studies have also shown that people who had daily intake of leafy vegetables had a slower rate of cognitive decline compared to those who tended to eat little or no greens.
- Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower can help reduce inflammation and buildup of plaque which increases the risk of stroke.
- Vegetables are high in fiber which aids digestion, reduces cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
- High potassium vegetables such as sweet potatoes, white beans, tomatoes, lima beans, kidney beans and spinach can help maintain a healthy blood pressure.
So the next time you’re thinking about what to eat – think green!