You know that vegetables are key to a well-balanced diet and that they come in handy when you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish for dinner. Yet, have you ever stopped to consider which vegetables give you the most bang for the buck, in terms of nutritional value? Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you, and have chosen five of the healthiest veggies around. Eat up!
Carrots may be synonymous with rabbits, but humans can benefit just as well from these orange veggies! Carrots are full of vitamin A, which strengthens your vision, particularly at night. You can enjoy these tasty vegetables raw, shredded in salads, or blended in smoothies.
Not sure what to serve for dinner tonight? Try broccoli! This powerhouse veggie is low in calories and high in micronutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. It’s tasty raw, steamed, or boiled, though boiling the vegetable will remove some of its nutrients.
Kale is trendy these days – and for good reason! This leafy green is chock-full of vitamin K — just ½ cup provides about 440% of the recommended daily value! Kale can also provide 10% of your daily value for calcium. Eat it steamed, sautéed, or added to smoothies or soups.
Cook up a batch of asparagus and instantly elevate any meal. Aside from giving your dinner extra flair, asparagus is very nutritionally dense. The stalks contain few calories but lots of fiber and micronutrients such as folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
A staple of Southern cooking, sweet potatoes are just as healthy as they are rich and savory. This potato variety is a great source of beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that converts into vitamin A. Eating a sweet potato will also give you a good dose of iron, calcium, selenium, B vitamins and vitamin C.
Physical activity and nutrition are an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Oxford at The Boulevard Apartments in Corinth, Texas, we do our best to provide our residents with resourceful tips, exercise routines, and even recipes to help you reach your fitness goals.