Collection: The Health Benefits of Vegetables and Greens

In a similar way to our post about the advantages of 19 fruit, here we'd like to show the other side of the coin by talking about the healthiest vegetables and greens that will supply you with the health benefits you require in your day to day life. These vegetables and greens are filled to the brim with good nutrients, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory agents. To go to the item you want to read more about, simply click on one of the names below and you'll be taken to that item on this page. Then simply click on the image or the "click here" beneath it to proceed to the full article.
2. Corn
7. Beet
12. Potato
15. Fennel
16. Celery
18. Kale


The Health Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic is the most powerful antibiotic cure nature has to offer. This simple looking herb can be used to treat a number of heart and blood-related conditions, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and is even used by some to prevent common cancers, like stomach, colon and even breast cancer. This is due to a chemical in the garlic called allicin, the same element that makes garlic smell and probably the reason for the folk belief in vampires. 
Corn is my most favorite food; from corn soup and popcorn to a lovely corn on the cob and a bowl of cornflakes, I have always adored those yummy yellow cereal grains. But, I have often wondered, what are the health benefits to be gained from regularly eating maize, and what are the dangers of eating too much of it? Here is a very special corn guide that describes just what the pros and cons of corn (or sweetcorn) really are.
As a kid, I used to hate broccoli. Whenever my mother would cook it, I would make up all sorts of elaborate fibs hoping she wouldn't make me eat it (although they never worked). But when I became an adult, I grew to love this green vegetable and enjoy it in a variety of dishes. I've since discovered that broccoli is not just healthy, it's 'super' healthy - and I wanted to share the good news with you today.
Smooth, creamy and flavorsome, avocados provide a unique and versatile addition to numerous dishes and healthy snacks. They can liven up a salad or soup, and provide a fantastic dressing for any sandwich. But the avocado's unique taste and interesting texture are not the only features that ensure they stand out from other fruits. They also have an unusual nutritional makeup, which provides some incredible health benefits that will make you want to add them to your regular diet.
It is a well-known fact that spinach is good for you. And while our cartoon hero, Popeye, predominantly used it to make himself strong, you may be surprised to discover that he may have also been helping to protect himself against inflammatory problems, blood pressure issues, bone problems, and stress-related issues (among others), too.
Tomatoes are sweet, tasty, and extremely versatile in the kitchen, and to an extent, this already makes them attractive enough. However, there are many other reasons why you should consume them more often. As many of you may know, these red fruits are packed with vitamin C, are low in calories, and are fat-free - but that's not all! Here are 10 even better things tomatoes do for your health.
Not only are they delicious, but beets are also packed full of vitamins and nutrients. Their rich nutritional content turns them into a powerful medicinal food with various beneficial properties. As early as the Middle Ages, they were used for the treatment of digestive and circulatory issues. Beets are rich in antioxidants, fungicidal and anti-inflammatory agents. They are also well-known as a treatment for gall bladder stones and gout and are even great for reducing cholesterol levels.
The onion is a staple ingredient in a whole variety of dishes around the world. However, it also offers a wealth of health benefits that most people don't know about. Its medicinal qualities have been recognized for centuries and it has been used for its healing powers by a number of cultures and civilizations. If you didn't already know about the incredible healing powers of the humble onion, then prepare to be amazed!
Whether roasted with olive oil, blitzed for a juice, chopped into a soup, or eaten crunchily raw, there will always be a special place in my kitchen for a good bunch of carrots. Here are 10 hard-to-believe - but easy-to-stomach - health benefits given to us by the clever carrot. After you read these, you’ll do well, like me, to start thinking about how you can boost your carrot power with a few new healthy eating suggestions too.
There are roughly 140,000 species of mushrooms in the world, but science is only familiar with around 10%, while only around 100 species or so are being studied for their potential health benefits and medicinal applications. Below are 9 of the most well-known health benefits of the humble, but delicious mushroom.
Parsnips are a root vegetable that is native to Eurasia and has been used in that region for many centuries. Parsnips can be eaten raw, but most of the common culinary applications require the root vegetable to be cooked. Not only are these vegetables delicious, but they’re also packed with healthy nutrients that are essential for human health, including significant levels of certain key minerals. Below are 6 amazing health benefits of the humble parsnip.
Potatoes are the most consumed vegetable crops in the US, and the fourth most consumed in the world, after rice, wheat, and corn. While we all know that eating loads French fries and crispy potato skins are bad for us, consuming potatoes in a healthy manner may actually be very good for us. Below, you'll find 7 different health benefits of potatoes. Just remember to go easy on the butter and cheese!
Bell pepper is one of the most common ingredients in any kitchen and is used in salads, steamed dishes and many more. In addition to it being tasty and multi-purposeful, sweet peppers have various health benefits that contribute to the overall health of the body, so it is recommended to eat and consume as much as possible. So that you can learn a bit more about this sweet vegetable, the following short guide will help you distinguish between different bell peppers, and then you can read about its 10 wonderful health benefits.
I always liked eggplant, even after I discovered that the Indian word for eggplant is "Baingen," which literally means "without merit." For a long time, even the best scientists in the world thought that the eggplant had no health benefits at all, but in recent years it has been discovered that this is due to the way it is prepared. Just by changing the way you cook eggplant you can reap its 9 wonderful health benefits that each of us can’t do without.
If you’ve never tried fennel now is the time to try this uniquely aromatic and flavorful vegetable, reminiscent of anise. A brief introduction to its many nutritional benefits may make it the most desirable addition to almost every salad and dish you prepare because it is simply a treasure trove of health.
Celery is a crunchy, savory green vegetable that is most often looked at as diet food. However, it contains so many minerals, vitamins, and other healthy compounds that you should be looking to snack on it no matter what your body frame looks like. Here are 10 great health benefits of the humble celery.
There's a brand new superfood in the neighborhood that goes by the name of seaweed. Fresh from the ocean, and packed with plenty of health and weight-loss benefits, seaweed is being increasingly incorporated into dishes from all around the world. Here are 8 reasons why you should start eating more seaweed.
If you've never tried kale before, then you really are missing out! Why's that? The answer is simple - kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods known to man. Consuming kale on a regular basis will allow you to reap numerous health benefits, such as the prevention of cancer, the strengthening of bones, and it may even help you lose weight, too. Here are ten of kale's most powerful properties.
The Jerusalem artichoke is an herbaceous plant found in North America. Like the potato, the Jerusalem artichoke can be consumed in a number of ways and has a sweet taste when cooked. While peeling it takes time, its health benefits and special taste are worth the effort. Therefore, you are welcome to continue reading and discover that the Jerusalem artichoke is not only tasty, but also very healthy!
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