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Asparagus
Veggies Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Asparagus is low in calories and carbohydrates, and compared to other veggies it is relatively rich in protein. One cup of asparagus supplies only 24 calories, almost half of which are derived from protein. Asparagus is an excellent source of potassium, vitamin K, folic acid (263 micrograms per cup), vitamins C and A, riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamin B6.asparagus has been used as a diuretic and in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism.

The amino acid asparagine may be responsible for the diuretic effect ofasparagus. When this amino acid is excreted in the urine, it gives off a strong, characteristic odor.

Beets
Veggies Nutrition Information and Health Benefits

Beet greens contain a larger amount of nutrients than beet roots. The greens are richer in iron, calcium, and Vitamins A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of manganese, potassium, and fiber. Both the greens and roots are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6.

Throughout history, beetroots have been used for medicinal for liver disorders because they have stimulating effects on the liver’s detoxification processes. Studies have shown that beets contain anticancer properties. Beta cyanin is the pigment that gives beets their rich purple-crimson color.

The pigment is also a powerful cancer-fighting agent. Research found that the fibers
in beets have a favorable effect on both the bowel function and cholesterol levels.
Beets’ protective role against colon cancer is probably due to the combination of its beta cyanin and fiber content.

Broccoli
Veggies Nutrition Information and Health Benefits

Broccoli is low in calories and is one of the most nutrient-dense veggie foods. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, and fiber. It’s also a good source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and the vitamins B6 and E. Broccoli also contains the carotenoid lutein, glucosinolates, and phytochemicals that have tremendous anticancer effects.

Broccoli, like other members of the cabbage family, has demonstrated it’s remarkable anticancer effects, especially in breast cancer. Glucosinolates, specifically indole3-carbinol and sulforaphane, increase the excretion of the form of estrogen (2-hydroxyestrone) which is linked to breast cancer. In preliminary studies, Indole-3-carbinol has also been shown to arrest the growth of both breast and prostate cancer cells.

Carrots
Veggies Nutrition Information and Health Benefits

Of all the commonly consumed veggies, carrots provide the highest amount of pro vitamin A carotenes. Carrots also offer an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, and biotin. They are a good source of vitamins B6 and C, potassium, and thiamine.

Carrots contain a large amount of antioxidant compounds which help to protect against
cardiovascular disease and cancer. The high intake of carotene has been linked with a 20 percent decrease in postmenopausal breast cancer and up to a 50 percent decrease in the cancers of the cervix, bladder, colon, prostate, larynx, and esophagus.

Extensive studies have shown that a diet that includes at least one carrot per day could cut the rate of lung cancer in half.

Carrots are also effective in promoting good vision, especially night vision. Beta-carotene provides protection against occular degeneration and the development of senile cataracts – which is the leading cause of…

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