Vegetables should be the building blocks that you use to build a firm foundation for Natural Health. They contain minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Vegetables derive from many parts of the plant including the leaves (lettuce, spinach and other greens), roots (carrots, radishes, turnips), fruits (peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers), stems (celery), flowers (cauliflower, broccoli, artichokes), bulbs (garlic, onions), seed (beans, peas), and finally the tubers (potatoes).
Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for promotion of good vision, healthy skin and strong bones. Vitamin A is found in carrots, spinach, peppers, yellow pumpkin and chicory. Vitamin C is found in peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and potatoes. This vitamin helps produce collagen in the red corpuscles, connective tissues and hemoglobin. It is also a great anti-oxidant.
Vegetables are high in mineral content as well. Spinach is high in iron while broccoli, cauliflower and spinach contain large amounts of calcium. Vegetables also contain large amounts of minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorous.
Vegetables contain fibrous elements, which aids in human digestion. Their ability to absorb large quantities of water benefits sufferers of constipation and diverticulitis, while reducing the absorption of cholesterol and sugars preventing diabetes and cardiovascular damage.
Care should be exercised in the preparation of vegetables. The most common mistakes are peeling and overcooking. Most of the vitamins lie just underneath the skin, so in peeling the skin you are peeling away the vitamins. Leave the skin on whenever possible. During cooking many of the vitamins and mineral break down and dissolve away. Avoid this by simply steaming vegetables in a small amount or water and leaving the vegetable crisp. Vegetables are always at their maximum value when eaten raw. Do this as often as you can through snacks and salads. Raw vegetables are a great snack to take to work, your children will love them at home, and your can get two to three servings a day this way. Keep in mind that broccoli is a natural cancer fighter and you should eat it every time that you see it. You are on your way to Natural Health!!!
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