The wonderful effects of vegetables on your health
Adding vegetables every day to the diet is not only good for health but also has great effects. Here are some wonderful effects of vegetables
A diet with green vegetables every day will slow down the process of cognitive decline due to age. For example, broccoli is often rich in antioxidants as well as other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, selenium, folate, and potassium.
On the other hand, broccoli provides a large amount of vitamin K for the body, this vitamin works very well in reducing the risk of memory decline, especially in the elderly.
Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
Certain vegetables like spinach and bok choy provide an excellent source of fiber, which helps the body maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Foods high in fiber can help slow digestion, which then also slows down the rate at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. A reduced rate of sugar absorption can help prevent high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and regulate blood glucose levels.
Help strengthen bones
For example, kale is rich in vitamin K, which is needed not only for blood clotting but also for bone health. The body needs vitamin K to help form osteocalcin, a protein that plays an important role in maintaining and developing strong bones.
Eating vegetables along with an extra serving of meat, seafood or cheese can actually help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in the body.
Additionally, the soluble fiber in some green leafy vegetables, such as Swiss chard, can help block harmful cholesterol particles. Regularly eating green vegetables rich in soluble fiber may, in part, help reduce the risk of heart disease
Adding foods rich in potassium will help the body achieve a higher ratio of potassium to sodium, which helps to neutralize sodium in the body. Allowing your body to remove sodium from your kidneys through your urine helps lower your blood pressure.
Green leafy vegetables help add potassium such as lettuce, lettuce, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, spinach, …
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