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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

All Vegetables Are Good For You, But These 6 Vegetables Are OMG!

African Americans shopping for vegetables

In order to live a healthy life, there are rules that need to be followed, like eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. The truth is, not all vegetables are the same, so if you're going to eat vegetables, you should eat these because they are...OMG!

Vegetables vs vegetables

Eating vegetables is always a good idea because they prevent things like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and other chronic diseases. They contain fiber, and vitamins and minerals that protect your body's health. The way to judge the strength of a vegetable is by determining it's net carbs. The formula is simple: Total carbohydrates minus fiber = net carbohydrates. In this case, less is better. The lower the net carbohydrates, the higher the fiber, and that's a good thing!

The best "super" vegatables 

All leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables lead the pack in low net carbs. Cruciferous means that the vegetables are members of the cruciferous, or cabbage, family of vegetables. The family includes:

* cabbage
* broccoli
* cauliflower
* brussels sprouts
* kale
* bok choy

These vegetables are considered by many in the medical field as 'super vegetables' because of the benefits they provide. This includes lowering the risk of high blood pressure and stroke, alzheimer's disease, kidney stones and bone loss, eye diseases, and certain types of cancer

Of course, all vegetables are good for you. If you are just not a vegetable lover, try different vegetables fixed in different ways until you find some you really like, or eat them raw. It's all good!

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