Top 10 Most Nutritious Vegetables

Nutrition is important to maintain a healthy heart and any Chelation course should incorporate a good diet, here is a handy list of the topp 10 nutritious vegetables.

  1. Green Leafy Vegetables, such as kale, chard, collard greens, spinach, parsley and dark green and red leaf lettuce are generally high in carotenoids and a great source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, and calcium. Best eaten raw in salads, on healthy sandwiches, lightly steamed or in nutritious soups.
  2. Broccoli contains antioxidant vitamins beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron and potassium. Broccoli is considered to be one of the best sources of glucosinolates, which are proven to reduce cancer, especially lung and colon cancer. It is good steamed, raw (as a snack or in salads) and cooked in soups, stir-fries and other dishes. Both the green flower heads and stalks are nutritious.
  3. Brussels Sprouts are a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid. Also, this vegetable contains high amounts of fiber, potassium and folacin. Brussels sprouts are also high in protein, very uncommon for a green vegetable. Brussels sprouts are best quickly steamed to preserve nutritional values and avoid releasing sulfur smells caused by excess cooking.
  4. Cauliflower, because of its bland flavor, can be eaten as a raw snack or added inconspicuously to dishes like soups and chili to boost nutritional values. It boasts similar nutritional qualities to broccoli listed above.
  5. Red and Green Peppers are a great source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and fiber. They taste great raw in salads and add intense flavor to cooked dishes
  6. Garlic and Onions are most nutritious eaten raw in salads or healthy dips. But they also make great flavorings for just about any cooked dish.
  7. Sweet Potatoes are loaded with potassium, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and fiber and are delicious when baked and eaten plain (without butter). They can also be used in soups and stir-fries.
  8. Tomatoes (actually fruit) are good in salads and on sandwiches. Cherry tomatoes make great raw snacks. And pasta sauce is a good source of tomato nutrients like lycopene.
  9. Green Peas are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, magnese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and folate. They are best eaten raw (especially snow peas) or lightly steamed. Add fresh peas to salads (including chicken and pasta salad), soups and stir-fries.
  10. Carrots are high in carotenoids, beta-carotene, and fiber. Carrots are delicious when grated into any kind of salad. Baby carrots also make good raw snacks.