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Health Benefits of Various Vegetables

Updated on May 16, 2012
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Vegetables as well as fruits in our diet are integrated with many health benefits and that is a reason why the new guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services or HHS and U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA states that each individual should eat from minimal of 5 to maximal of 13 servings depending upon the efficacious calories that he or she needs. Vegetables are undoubtedly considered as the highest sources of nutrients since they contain the optimal level of natural ingredients like flavonoids and carotenoids. Researchers have discovered that eating iron-rich plant like spinach with an iron-absorbing enhancer like vitamin C found in lemon and orange juice is good for individuals who are not getting enough iron, especially young women who are iron deficient.

Vital information on the benefits of various vegetables can be obtained from many viable sources like medical journals. However, today internet provides optimal information too. The vegetables are found to prevent many of the diseases. These include the risk to stroke, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and even few types of cancer. Some recent research studies have also revealed that, with the high intake of leafy and green vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, one can reduce the risk of stomach, colon and mouth cancer. Many reports have primarily unveiled that vegetables are greatest source of important nutrients if one decides to reduce weight. This is essential because vegetables are rich in fiber and water and are low in calories and fat to offer a feel of satiety. This effectively helps dieters who are effectually in lookout to fill more calories.

Benefits of vegetables if eaten raw

It is found that carrot and cucumber are best for acne. Carrot is good for allergies. Beet and carrot are best for anemia. For relieving arthritis and asthma one should take spinach and radish respectively. Carrot, tomato and onion are excellent for bronchitis. Carrot, lemon and cucumber are optimal vegetables for bladder disease. For common cold onion is found to be quite effective. Carrot and onion cure constipation. Cucumber and beet are good for colitis. Carrot is found to be good for diabetes, diarrhea and eczema. Tomato is best for eye disease. Carrot and lemon are good for heart diseases and gout as well as headache. Carrot and cucumber are ideal for jaundice and tomato for liver disease. Turnips are effective for hemorrhoids and asparagus and carrot for enlarge prostrate and varicose veins. Carrot and onion are good for sinus and lemon is found to be an excellent remedy for sinus and obesity.

Vegetables if eaten raw are widely regarded as the natural and most beneficial therapy for cleansing and rejuvenation of body system.

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