11 Facts About Vegetables

January 19, 2011

in Health

11 facts about vegetables

Eat your veggies!

When I was a child, I hardly ever ate vegetables

. I remember my mother eating a salad and of course, I had to taste what she was eating. The salad was very tasty and since then, I enjoy eating salads.

Grandma was notorious for making sure my brother and I ate our turnip greens (not my favorite at the time), but now I enjoy greens and it doesn’t matter what kind.

I thought it would be fun to list a few things that I know about vegetables. Feel free to take part in this exercise. How might you ask? Leave a comment and add your 2 cents.

1. Vegetables are high in fiber. Fiber acts as an intestinal broom, cleaning out the debris.

2. Vegetables are low in calories. Trying to lose weight? Increase your vegetable intake.

3. Vegetables come in many different colors, sizes and shapes. Eat different colors. Think rainbow, when eating your veggies!

4. Vegetables help prevent cancer. Eat your broccoli, cabbage and other green leafy veggies that are high in sulfur. Well, just eat them all.

5. Vegetables are builders. They are high in vitamins, nutrients and especially minerals.

6. You can eat vegetables in many ways. You can eat vegetables uncooked, steamed, baked, roasted, stir fried, etc. You won’t get bored eating vegetables.

7. Vegetables are high in minerals. The human body needs minerals in carrying out reactions in the body. What better place to get your minerals than from your veggies.

8. Vegetables help improve hair, nails and skin. Hair, nails and skin love vegetables, especially those vegetables high in sulfur. Sulfur is not the only thing you need for hair, nails and skin improvement, but definitely at the top of the list.

9. Vegetables help aid in weight loss. Those of you who are on a weight loss journey, remember to eat your veggies. High in fiber, low in calories, good carbohydrates; you can’t get any better than that.

10. Okra is not a vegetable. Yeah had to throw this in, because I’ve always thought of okra as a vegetable, but it’s not. Produce with seeds present are technically classified as fruits.

11. You can grow your own vegetables. You can grow your favorite vegetables, almost effortlessly. Well, not quite. You will need to invest some time and give your garden the tender, love and care that it needs. You will save money growing your own vegetables.

What do you know about vegetables…? And don’t tell us that you hate them?

Justin Germino January 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I try to have salads often and vary up the types of veggies all the time, in our household we practice 1 lean protein, 1 starch and at least 1 veggie in every meal.

Evelyn January 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Hi Justin,

That’s great! You are keeping it balanced and that’s good.

Thanks for sharing,

Evelyn

Evelyn January 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Hi Fran,

Thank you so much! You really made my day.

I’m glad you stopped by and I truly appreciate your encouragement and support.

Take care,

Evelyn

redkathy January 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Hey Evelyn,
This is a great post! Vegetables are builders, never heard it put quite like that. Good phrase to entice boys to eat their veggies.

I love my veggies and greens, they are on the top of my list! My kids (now adults) enjoyed their veggies even as babies, can you believe that. In fact my youngest would eat them fresh out of the fridge. It was so funny the first time I realized this. He took a few bites of a bell pepper, then return it to the fridge. I found this pepper with little bites missing, the exact shape of his mouth. After a good laugh, I questioned him. He said those bites were enough for him and he was saving the rest for later. Thankfully I always was the fruits and veggies before I put them away!

Evelyn January 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hi Kathy,

I enjoyed the story your shared about your son. That is too cute! :)

Thanks for sharing and chiming in!

Evelyn

Tia Peterson January 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Kathy that is priceless!!!! :)

I do tell my son that veggies will make him strong like men. He seriously idolizes men right now. I’ll take it, if it helps him eat vegetables!

Tia Peterson January 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

Hi Evelyn – I definitely needed the information about how vegetables with sulfur are good for skin, hair and nails. I did not know that! Thank you.

Evelyn January 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Hi Tia,

Yeah, it is one of the best sources. :)

Take care,

Evelyn

Fran Aslam From Online writer January 19, 2011 at 5:43 am

Hi Evelyn:

Finding such a beautiful post about my favorite food, for last twenty years or so, made me feel why don’t I go to your blog often.

You have lots of focus, in this post and it is a lot of information for such a short post. You have a real online writing style. Besides being informative.

Keep up the good work.

fran A

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