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Underrated Vegetables

photo[1]Apart of starting a healthy life is watching what you eat. When you think about eating healthy vegetables and fruits come to mind. There are many vegetables and fruits but we usually think about such as apples, oranges, carrots, or corn. When embarking on this health journey, it is important that you explore your vegetable options. Vegetables such as peas, cauliflower, and cabbage are very healthy for you but these are the last vegetables one would choose to eat. Read on to find out their nutritional values.

Peas.  A serving of peas is full of more than 4 grams of fiber and protein, which is way more than any other vegetables. Peas are also a great source of vitamins C and K, iron, niacin, potassium and zinc. They’re also packed with phytonutrients. Phytonutrients aren’t essential for you but they are plant-based foods that will protect you from disease and keep your body working properly. Peas are great raw or cooked, either way you are sure to get a great deal of nutrients from these small round balls!

Cauliflower. Cauliflower is a great source of folate, vitamins C and vitamin K. Folate is responsible for making sure the body makes healthy new cells. Also in a serving of cauliflower, there is plenty of vitamin B5. We need vitamin B5 to create and digest fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Cauliflower is only 13 calories, so you can definitely enjoy two or three helping of this vegetable in your diet. Cauliflower can be roasted and eaten alone or can be mixed with a bunch of other vegetables to create a soup.

Cabbage. You don’t hear many people talking about the cabbage in their meals which is crazy because it’s so good yet healthy! Cabbage is a great source of potassium, calcium and vitamins C and K. Furthermore, cabbage only holds very little fats! A serving of cabbage has 16.5 calories and 1.5 grams of fiber, which means you can eat large amounts without worrying about gaining weight! Cabbage is great with baked chicken along with another side or it can make for a great stir-fry.

Personally, I have tried all these vegetable and I have a new found love for vegetable. I actually like to snack on peas rather than chips or cookies. Once your taste is acquired to these great vegetables, you’ll want to eat nothing but these vegetables!

Chasity Edwards, Staff Writer

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