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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Vegetables

  • Vegetables, like fruits, are low in fat but contain good amounts of vitamins and minerals. All the Green-Yellow-orange vegetables are rich sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
  • As in fruits, vegetables are also home for many antioxidants that firstly help body protect from oxidant stress, diseases and cancers, and secondly help body develop capacity to fight against these by boosting immunity.
  • In addition, vegetables contain soluble as well as insoluble dietary fiber known as non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) like cellulose, gums, mucilage, pectin...etc, that absorb excess water in the colon and retain good amount of moisture in the fecal matter, thereby helps its easy passage out of the body.

Here is the list of vegetables along with their nutrition facts and  benefits:

Amaranth Leaves
Cauliflower
Beetroot
Cucumber
Brussels Sprouts
Radish
Cabbage
French Beans
Carrots
Brinjal
Onion
Winter Squash
Summer Squash
Capsicum
Tomato
Mushrooms
Potato
Peas
Okra(Lady's-Finger)
Spinach
Lima Beans
Bottle Gourd(Pumpkin)
Chinese Broccoli
Sweet Potato

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