We all know there are numerous of nutrients found in vegetables including vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, potassium, folate (folic acid) and dietary fiber. Vitamin A helps in the health of your skin and eyes. Vitamin C promotes healthy teeth and gums, speeds up the healing of wounds and helps with iron absorption into the system. Vitamin E protects Vitamin A and essential acids from cell oxidization. Potassium helps regulate your blood pressure at a healthy level. Folate (folic acid) helps with the production of red blood cells while dietary fiber aides in the reduction of cholesterol levels in the blood and helps with good bowel function. The trick is how to ensure that you are getting enough vegetable nutrients in your diet.
Eating large quantities of raw vegetables to absorb the required nutrients can be a challenge, but drinking several glasses of vegetable juice daily is relatively easy. Juicing can therefore be an effective way of providing your body with a concentrated source of nutrients and enzymes, particularly when organic vegetables are used. Getting the required quantity of these essential nutrients and enzymes also helps to detoxify your body and boost the immune system with high doses of vitamins and minerals that are easy to absorb. It is most beneficial to eat vegetables raw because cooking reduces their nutritional value effectively meaning you would have to consume more cooked vegetables to achieve the same level of vegetable nutrients. Another advantage of giving your body a boost of vegetable juice is that it will help to maintain the pH balance of your system. Which vegetables provide us with the most nutrition? A rule of thumb is that yellow and dark green vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin A. Green leafy vegetables are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and many of the B vitamins. The greener the leaf, the richer the vegetable nutrients will be.
For those who need a more convenient way of ensuring their daily intake of vegetable nutrients, there are some excellent nutritional supplements that focus on exactly the vegetable deficient diets that so many people follow. Some will provide the powerful antioxidant benefits of fruit and vegetables and plant-based nutrients called phytonutrients which can help maintain healthy vision, support healthy circulation and maintain healthy heart and liver function. Each plant-based nutrient offers a unique kind of targeted protection for our vital organs. This article is nutritional in nature and is in no way to be interpreted as medical advice. Always consult your doctor before embarking on a medical or nutritional plan.