Parents' Guide About The Health Benefits Of The Vegetable Group
We always hear that vegetables are good for you.
In fact, the USDA My Plate tells us to fill half our plate with fruits and vegetables.
Vegetables are loaded with health benefits.
Most vegetables does not have cholesterol and they are naturally low in:
Different vegetables are high in a variety of vitamins and minerals.
In particular, they are high in
- dietary fiber
- vitamin C
- folate (folic acid)
Eating a diet high in vegetables can help your child by helping their body develop optimally to prevent disease. It also very
important for adults. Both children and adults in your family will benefit because vegetables help:
- reduce their risk for heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes
- protect against certain types of cancers
- provide fiber which reduces the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes
- provides potassium that helps lower blood pressure,
- provides potassium that can also reduce the chances of getting kidney stones
- provides potassium that helps to decrease bone loss
- provides sweet food that is low in calories so can help maintain a healthy weight
Written by Maggie LaBarbera
Written on Mar 12, 2012
Last updated on Apr 03, 2016