Craving for a satisfying meal? Filling your tummy doesn’t have to be all meat and carbs at all. While meat is undeniably a delectable meal at all times, vegetables share equal importance in terms of your health and well-being. Vegetables should also be a chief part of your daily diet. They are not only naturally good food but they also contain vitamins and minerals that are vital in keeping you healthy and protecting you against diseases.
Consuming more vegetables as part of a well-balanced, regular diet gives valuable benefits to your body. Vegetables are a rich source of numerous vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. These include vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and folic acid. Folic acid aids in reducing levels of homocysteine in the blood, a substance that may be a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Moreover, vegetables are low in fat, salt and sugar and are a good source of dietary fiber. With that in your balanced diet, it can aid in reducing obesity and maintain a healthy weight, lower cholesterol level, and blood pressure.
The list of helpful benefits we can get from vegetables seems endless. These foods contain phytochemicals, or plant chemicals- a biologically active substance that can help to protect you from diseases. Scientific research also shows that regular consumption of vegetable aids in lowering the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Stroke, Heart (cardiovascular) disease, Cancer and High blood pressure.
With the many varieties of vegetables available, you can think of many ways to prepare, cook and serve them. Veggie soups can also be a great new inclusion to your daily meal planning.
Here are sumptuous vegetable soup dishes to discover!
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