Benefits of a diet rich in vegetables
Still hesitating between a pizza or ‘something with vegetables’? You won’t be – after reading this article! If ‘eating more vegetables’ has been on your do-to list for a while, these benefits are a great reason to immediately start your high-quality vegetable diet.
Research by Erasmus Medical Center shows that women with a healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables get fewer facial wrinkles. Why buy expensive moisturizers when the beauty secret lies with the greengrocer? Also, reduce red meat. This could lead to more wrinkles.
For many this is the key to a slim and healthy body. You can eat almost unlimited fresh vegetables. Most vegetables are low in sugar and calories but are full of fiber which gives a feeling of fullness. Fresh vegetables also contain complex (slow) carbohydrates, so you don’t feel the need food again quickly. This prevents you from snacking in between meals. Hello summer body!
Good bowel movements
Good bowel function is essential for your overall health. In almost all types of vegetables you can find lots of fiber, which ensures a healthy bowel movement. The advice is to get around 30 to 40 grams of fiber.
Vegetables come in all kinds of colours. And that’s for a reason. Each colour represents a specific nutrient. For example, orange vegetables (such as pumpkin and sweet potato) are packed with beta carotene. This is converted into vitamin A in your body, which is important for your immune system and vision. It also plays a role in healthy bones and teeth. Green leafy vegetables (such as spinach) are rich in antioxidants and chlorophyll. Finally, red vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and red bell peppers are full of lycopene. This red food colour protects you from cardiovascular diseases. It would also protect you from the damage caused by the UV light from the sun.
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