10 Super-Healthy Vegetables You Shouldn’t Live Without

By Kennedi Rose / March 24, 2014

#1: Broccoli.
Broccoli is packed with antioxidants, and cruciferous nutrients that fight disease. Some studies also show that broccoli reduces the chance of developing stomach, lung, and rectal cancers. Eat one portion a day to receive the full benefit of this super vegetable.

#2: Sweet Potatoes.
Sweet Potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, C, and manganese. They are literally full of anti-cancer nutrients and are delicious to boot!

#3: Red Bell Peppers.
Lycopene and folic acid are Bell Peppers strong suites. If you want to fight off heart disease and high blood pressure you should consume these flavorful vegetables at least once a week.

#4: Brussels Sprouts.
Folic acid, vitamin B, C, and K can all be found within these nutrient packed veggies. If you are pregnant or in poor physical health Brussels sprouts will help you fight off diseases, and are also vital for establishing healthy neural tubes for developing fetuses.

#5: Spinach.
Spinach contains virtually every vitamin and nutrient you need to be healthy and happy. The beautiful thing about this super veg is that it can be eaten in a plethora of different ways. Raw, juiced, or cooked it is a delicious and healthy addition to any meal.

#6: Romaine Lettuce.
Vitamin A and folate are the major nutrients found in Romaine lettuce and they are easy to eat with every meal perfect for salads. Choose a light dressing such as a vinaigrette or vinegar and olive oil to stay on the lower end of your caloric intake.

#7: Kale.
Kale is a super food. It contains vitamin A, K, and C and also is a great source of calcium and folate. We love this vegetable because it is low calorie and can be eaten both cooked and raw to gain all the nutrients.

#8: Beets.
Beets are yummy, high in magnesium, potassium and folate. They are popular as a side dish for meals and are regularly consumed in the south. We love this veggie because of its beautiful color and cooking options.

#9: Carrots.
Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin K, A, and C they are nutrient packed and great for the hair, skin, and the cardiovascular system. The greatest advantage of carrots is their sweet flavor and the variety of ways to consume them for their health benefits.

#10: Eggplant.
Eggplants are unique because of the rare nutrient they contain called nasunin. This nutrient protects your brain cells from damage. There is also the chance that they reduce the risk of stroke and dementia. Eggplants are delicious and are commonly used in Italian dishes.

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