Vegetable Nutrients - Good Antioxidant Source

Vegetable nutrients are a good antioxidant source for a healthy you. Include veggies and fruits in your diet. Aside from vegetable nutrients, you also need nutrients from fruits. Here's why.

The Importance of Fruit and Vegetable Nutrients 

Fruit and vegetable nutrients contain powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals that enhance your immune system.

Fruits and vegetables are also an invaluable source of many other nutrients that your body needs daily.

The nutritional guidelines of the National Cancer Institute say that everyone should consume a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

And that includes you and me.

In the real world though, You and I are constantly exposed to junk food and eating a balanced diet does not always happen every day.

And we don't always get our daily requirements of fruit and vegetable nutrients.

Vegetable Nutrients and Their Health Benefits

  1. Cabbage
    • It has anti-cancer properties
    • Its phytonutrients help protect your body from free radicals which damage your cells
    • It contains a substance known as sulforaphane which help increase the production of antioxidant and detox enzymes
    • It is a good source of vitamin c
    • It is a good source of glutamine, which aids your body's ability to manufacture human growth hormone
    • Its glutamine content also gives it anti-ulcer properties

  2. Carrot
    • It enhances the appearance of your hair, nails and skin
    • It lowers your bad cholesterol levels
    • It contains beta carotene which is a strong antioxidant
    • It helps increase your menstrual flow
    • It regulates your blood sugar
    • It is good for your colon because of its fiber

  3. Cauliflower
    • It contains folate which helps your body's cell growth
    • It is an excellent source of fiber
    • It contains Indole-3-Carbinol, a substance that stimulates enzymes that prevent cancer growth
    • It contains Allicin, which benefits your heart and lowers the risk of a stroke
    • It detoxifies your blood and liver

  4. Celery
    • Helps lower your bad cholesterol levels
    • Contains sodium and potassium which help regulate your body's fluid balance
    • Helps relax the muscles of your arteries that regulate blood pressure
    • Contains Phthalide which fights carcinogens in your body
    • Excellent source of vitamin c

  5. Green Bean
    • Rich source of fiber, vitamin a, c, k and manganese
    • Lowers your bad cholesterol levels due to its fiber content
    • Helps prevent colon cancer
    • Has anti-inflammatory properties
    • Good source of reboflavin
    • Very good source of iron

  6. Red Bell Pepper
    • Rich source of vitamin a and c
    • Contains vitamin b6 and folic acid that help reduce the levels of homocysteine. High homocysteine levels is associated with a great risk of heart attack and a stroke
    • Lowers your risk of having colon and lung cancer
    • Contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for your eyes
    • Protects against rheumatoid arthritis
    • Contains lycopene, which helps protect against cancer and heart disease
    • Strengthens your immune system
    • Reduces your risk of having a heart attack and a stroke because it prevents blood clots

  7. Parsley
    • Good source of folic acid which is a vital nutrient for proper cell division
    • Prevents colon and cervical cancer
    • Contains flavonoids which prevent oxygen-based damage to cells
    • Its folic acid content converts homocysteine into harmless amino acid
    • Protects you against rheumatoid arthritis

  8. Zucchini
    • It is technically a fruit but is treated as a vegetable in gastronomic terms
    • It helps prevent scurvy
    • Helps lower high homocysteine levels
    • Reduces the risk of multiple sclerosis
    • It has lutein which is good for your eyes
    • It also contains vitamin c

Fruit Nutrients Provide You With These Health Benefits

  1. Apple
    • It contains a flavonoid known as phloridzin which protects post-menopausal women from osteoporosis
    • It may also increase bone density
    • It has a beneficial effect against asthma
    • It contains quercetin which protects your brain from free-radical damage that may result in Alzheimer's disease
    • Its pectin content lowers bad cholesterol levels
    • It reduces your risk of having breast cancer
    • It contains D-Glucaric acid which lowers your ldl cholesterol levels
    • It inhibits the proliferation of liver cancer cells
    • It contains vitamin c
    • Banana
      • It is a rich source of the compound known as fructooligosaccharide, which nourishes probiotic bacteria in your colon
      • Its pectin content helps normalize movement through the digestive tract
      • It is a rich source of potassium

    • Blueberry Extract
      • It is a rich source of anthocyanin which protects against free-radicals that are responsible for age-related eye disorders
      • It has anti-aging effects
      • It slows down the growth of cancer cells
      • It contains ellagic acid which blocks the metabolic pathways that lead to cancer
      • It improves your eyesight and prevents eye damage
      • It keeps cell membranes healthy, which allow the efficient distribution of nutrients throughout your body

    • Cranberry Extract
      • It is effective in preventing urinary tract infections
      • It contains phytochemicals that have anti-bacterial activity
      • Its quinic acid content helps prevent the development of kidney stones

    • Elderberry Extract
      • It is effective in the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections
      • It boosts your immune system
      • It lowers bad cholesterol levels
      • Its bioflavonoid content inhibits the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect your body's cells

    • Grape Extract
      • It increases the levels of antioxidants in your blood
      • It contains resveratrol which stops cancer cell growth
      • It strengthens your immune system

    • Kiwi
      • Its phytonutrients protect your DNA
      • It is an excellent source of vitamin c
      • It is a good source of the minerals copper, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus
      • It protects you against symptoms associated with asthma

    • Lime
      • It rejuvenates your skin
      • Its limonoid content has antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-carcinogenic, and detoxifying properties
      • It helps in digestion
      • It helps stimulate peristaltic motion

    • Prune
      • Contains phenols which prevent free-radical damage to brain cells and cell membranes
      • Good source of potassium, which is essential for normal cardiovascular health
      • It has the ability to increase iron absorption into your body

    • Rutin
      • this bioflavonoid strengthens your capillaries
      • It boosts the efficacy of vitamin c
      • Promotes healthy cholesterol levels in the blood
      • Its antioxidant activity prevents cataracts

As you may well know by now, fruit and vegetable nutrients have an important role in promoting good health and preventing disease.

So, better see to it that you have at least 5 servings per day of any of the fruits and veggies above.

They give you your daily requirement of antioxidants.

Wouldn't it be nice if you can have all the health benefits of vegetable nutrients and fruits in your daily meals?

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