Thursday, August 19, 2010

Part 10 of 10 Super Vegetables

Part 10 Eggplant

Eggplant receives its deep, rich color from a flavonoid called nasunin, a potent antioxidant that protects cell membranes from damage. It's also believed that eggplants may be beneficial to the central nervous system. Eggplants are available year-round, but their peak season -when their flavor is highest- is August through October.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Part 9 of 10 Super Vegetables

Part 9 Broccoli

Broccoli is an excellent source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K. and a good source of 16 other nutrients. The florets and stems have very similar nutrient profiles. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family that contains sulfur compounds, which neutralize toxic substances and can lower the risk of cancer.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Part 8 of 10 Super Vegetables

Part 8 Carrots

Carrots long have been associated with good eyesight due to the pro-vitamins alpha- and beta-carotene, precursors to vitamin A that also give carrots their bright orange color. From vitamin A, the body can make retinal, a nutrient that's important in helping human eyes perceive light.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Part 7 of 10 Super Vegetables

Part 7 Winter Squash

Winter squash is highly regarded nutritionally for its carotenoid phytonutrients, which are responsible for both the color of the squash and for their health-promoting benefits, including powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. Popular types of winter squash include butternut,acorn,and spaghetti squash, as well as pumpkins and kabocha a Japanese squash gaining popularity and becoming available in the United States.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Part 6 of 10 Super Vegetables

Part 6 Asparagus

Asparagus is an excellent source of folic acid, a vitamin essential for proper formation of cells and important for a healthy cardiovascular system. It's also a very good source of potassium, fiber, and Vitamins A, C, and K. Asparagus is in its peak season late March through early June

Friday, August 13, 2010

Part 5 of 10 Super Vegetables

Part 5 Cauliflower

Cauliflower lacks the bright color of its vegetable cousins because its thick outer leaves prevent the production of chlorophyll. Cauliflower still is a nutrient-dense food, however. One cup contains as much vitamin C as an orange and more fiber than a potato. Cauliflower also is an excellent source of folate and B vitamins.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Part 4 of 10 Super Vegetables

Part 4 Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes have a very different nutritional profile than regular potatoes, with increased amounts of beta-carotene and antioxidants. Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of potassium, fiber, and vitamin B

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Part 3 of 10 Super Vegetables

Number 3 Dark Leafy Greens

Dark Leafy Greens are a food you sh9ould try to eat every day. As a collective group they are more nutrient-dense than any other vegetable. Leafy Greens are excellent sources of everything from calcium and potassium to vitamin C and iron. Enjoy a variety of dark greens, raw or cooked, including Swiss chard, kale, romaine, collard greens, mustard greens, and spinach

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Part 2 of 10 Super Vegetables

Number 2 Tomatoes

Tomatoes get their bright colors from Lycopene, a carotenoid that can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cataracts, and cancer. Lycopene in synergy with other nutrients makes ripe tomatoes one of the best foods you can eat. They are an excellent source of biotin, as well as vitamins A,C, and K.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Part 1 of 10 Super Vegetables

Number 1 Bell Peppers!

Bell peppers are rich in several nutrients, whether they are red, green, orange, yellow, or purple. Because Red Peppers stay on the vine longer, they contain significantly higher levels of beta-carotene and vitamin C than green peppers!

Thursday, August 5, 2010