POWERHOUSE VEGETABLES

Reema Abdullah | January 12th, 2021

Fries, chips, dips, and popcorn are some of the favorite go to snacks for many. When is the last time you had a good veggie platter? I’ll wait! For most people, vegetables can be an afterthought. I’m hear to tell you they should be the forefront of your mind.

Veggies can be consumed raw, baked, sautéed, and blanched. They offer vitamins and nutrients that can boost your immunity, improve your health, and beauty.

According to a study done by the CDC, only 1 in 10 adults get their needed intake of fruits and vegetables. That translates only to 10 percent of people are getting the proper servings of fruits and vegetables! These numbers are simply not okay. The lack of vegetable intake has to do with the poor health and obesity that many individuals suffer at their own will.

You should focus on shopping for vegetables that are in season in your area for optimal nutrient and vitamin levels.

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Spinach
Popeye loved spinach and you should too. Spinach is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B12. If you work out often, spinach should be a staple in your diet. It can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Broccoli
You should grow fond of this small tree like vegetable. Broccoli can fulfill over 100% of your daily need of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in Vitamin C which helps your skin and eyes. It also contains a heaping amount of fiber and protein.

Garlic
Not only does garlic repel vampires and your first date, it can offer superlative health qualities.
Garlic has been used in remedies for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. Garlic can fight sickness and disease – a healthy dose of garlic while you’re ill can make a huge difference.

Green Peas
Peas are small but pack a mighty punch. Keep a bag of frozen peas on hand to add to your dishes. Peas contain vitamin C and E. They can strengthen your immune system and lower your risk of chronic conditions.

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