Eat Your Veggies Day
June 17th is eat your vegetables day. In case you have neglected this healthy food group, now is your chance to dedicate an entire day for getting your recommended daily intake of veggies. In honor of this yearly holiday, we are giving you our top 5 healthiest vegetables:
- Broccoli— To get the maximum nutritional value out of this vegetable, it’s best to eat it raw. Broccoli can help fight cancer, reduce your cholesterol, and reverse blood vessel damage caused by diabetes. It’s also rich in Vitamin C and K, folate, and iron.
- Bell Peppers— Bell peppers of any color are high in Vitamin C and potassium. The Vitamin C in bell peppers can boost your immune system and improve your overall eye health. If you don’t want to eat a bell pepper by itself, it can always be mixed in with meats, sandwiches, and salads to add extra flavor.
- Spinach— This leafy green vegetable can help slow cancer cells, lower blood pressure, and strengthen your bones. Spinach also helps promote healthier skin due to its concentration of Vitamin A. Try it as a salad or addition to deli sandwiches.
- Onions— Even though onions are known for causing bad breath and making people cry, onions can lower blood pressure and blood sugar. Onions also have an antioxidant called quercetin, which can help prevent cancer if eaten raw.
- Beets— Beets boost your stamina and energy levels. Beets can also fight inflammation and lower blood pressure. The red pigmentation of beets comes from its concentration of betalain, which prevents cancer cells from forming.
The recommended daily amount of vegetables you should eat depends on your age and gender. To see how many vegetables you should eat per day, check out this chart from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Are you ready to dedicate one day out of your week to eating vegetables?
At Live Cryo, we understand the importance of taking care of your overall wellness. We know these vegetables will help you gain the nutrition you need to improve your health.