Broccoli is full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, as well as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and folic acid, which support the immune system and reduce the risk of cataracts and heart disease. Broccoli is an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Is there anything broccoli can’t do?
Regular orange carrots are full of beta-carotene, while colored ones are full of other nutrients: red ones are high in lycopene, and purple ones are full of antioxidants. Did you know that cooking carrots makes their nutrients more easily digestible? By the way, they are best absorbed in the presence of fat, so feel free to fry it in olive oil!
Popeye the Sailor knew something about vegetables, and his favorite spinach is one of the richest sources of vitamins! Spinach contains carotenoids that help prevent cancer, as well as iron. But do not cook spinach for a long time, otherwise it will lose most of the nutrients. (Raw baby spinach? Another thing!)
Yes, we know that tomatoes are fruits, but we still consider them vegetables. Tomatoes are very rich in lycopene and many vitamins, which makes this fruit in the skin of a vegetable an excellent cancer fighter.
Kale has been a health food favorite for several years now, and for good reason. Kale is an excellent source of antioxidants: vitamins A, C and K, as well as phytoelements. Plus, kale is great at fighting cancer. (Skeptical about kale? Try making kale chips in the oven. Even my four-year-old can’t put it down!)
You probably noticed that all these healthy vegetables are very bright and colorful! Beets are a unique source of phytoelements betalains, which have excellent anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects. For the best effect, beets are best added raw to a salad.
Replace the regular potato with its orange counterpart, the sweet potato. It is full of beta-carotene, manganese and vitamins C and E.
Red bell pepper
Like tomatoes, bell peppers are a fruit but are considered a vegetable. Peppers, both hot and sweet, are generally a great source of nutrients, but color matters. Red bell peppers are rich in fiber, folic acid, vitamin K, as well as molybdenum and manganese.
The maligned Brussels sprouts are a wonderful source of folic acid, vitamins C and K, and fiber. Tip: it’s great to fry, it caramelizes and takes on a sweet taste. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Eggplant is known for its high content of antioxidants, reduces blood pressure and is useful in weight management. Do not be afraid to eat the peel, it contains very useful antioxidants!