In this second part we will talk about the rest of the vegetables that are not mentioned in the previous post, along with their natural ingredients including vitamins, minerals and etc. We all know that vegetables are the best and the healthiest resource of food on our planet. Their natural elements are protecting but also are strengthening our body and making it immune to a lot of diseases and because of that we can say that they are making us to live longer by increasing our lifespan. In the previous post we mentioned some vegetables along with their nature remedies including asparagus, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes.
Here are some of the vegetables that aren’t mentioned in the previous post:
Cucumber belongs to the family called Cucurbitaceae. Mostly, it has 95 percent water in it and it is recommended to eat them in the summer to help you stay hydrated. Cucumber can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are common among those who are eating unhealthy food. They are rich sources of potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin K, C and B vitamins. Consuming cucumber will protect your brain with his anti-inflammatory flavonol that has an important influence in brain health. Other important natural benefits are: Maintaining a healthy weight, supporting your heart health, supporting your digestive health and reduce the risk of cancer.
Broccoli is one of the most nutrient vegetable that has dozens of nutrients. Broccoli contains soluble fiber that has a function to draw out cholesterol from your body. It has cancer fighting properties. Broccoli contains omega 3 fatty acids, which is known to have anti-inflammatory effects. Broccoli is the most powerful antioxidant because it contains high amount of vitamin C, beta-carotene, carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Broccoli is used against osteoporosis because it contains calcium and vitamin K, which are important for bone health.
According to the national institute of health, pumpkin contains more than a 200 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A, which helps you to keep your eyesight sharp. It reduces the risk of cancer by boosting your body with antioxidant beta-carotene. A free-radical-neutralization power of the carotenoids in pumpkin helps keep the skin from wrinkle.
Interesting fact about cabbage is that it grew in the moonlight. It’s nutrition powers comes from its high amount of sulfur and vitamin C. Cabbage is good for weight loss and for your brain because it contains vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with concentration and mental function. Cabbage helps detoxify the body, anti-inflammatory and blood sugar regulator (especially the red cabbage – betalains), cancer prevention and helps you to get well after heavy drinking (hangover).
Leeks are grown in Mediterranean and Middle East and are used for cooking. Leeks contain dietary fiber, water, protein, vitamins (A, B 6, C and K) and minerals including manganese, magnesium, calcium and iron. Healthy benefits of leeks are : improve digestive health, prevent anemia, good for pregnant women, strengthen bones, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, anti-cancer properties, fight infection and protect against heart disease.