Most Commonly Ignored Vegetables And Health Benefits
Our diet should contain plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables that are necessary for a healthy body. At least five servings of vegetables and fruit must be included in the daily diet. Different vegetables have different nutritional and medicinal values. Generally, people eat potatoes, tomatoes, green peas, or sometimes corn as vegetables. Other vegetables are ignored by the meal. People grimace at the sight of vegetables on the dining table.
Vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, okra (bhindi), lauki (small gourd) have many nutritional values and are helpful in preventing and treating various diseases.
Some commonly ignored vegetables with many health benefits are as follows
Cabbage is blood purifier. It contains numerous anti-cancer and antioxidant compounds. Helps block breast cancer and suppress polyp growth, a prelude to colon cancer. Cabbage juice helpful for ulcers. It also aids in weight loss making it an excellent food for overweight individuals. A bowl of coleslaw fills the stomach if eaten before meals. As a result, you tend to eat a lot less than you are used to. It is also good for diabetes, blisters, joint pain, burns, wounds and migraines
Cauliflower also has cancer-fighting, hormone-regulating compounds like its cousins, broccoli and cabbage. Eat raw or lightly cooked. Reduces the risk of cancer, especially of the colon, rectum and stomach. Excellent for diabetes. Rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
Karela (Momordica charantia) is used as a laxative, anthelmintic and ant-diabetic. It is also useful in gout, rheumatism and subacute cases of the spleen and liver. It is also helpful in controlling obesity.
Eggplant (Baingan) contains many vitamins and minerals. Eggplants also contain important phytonutrients, many of which have antioxidant effects.
According to research, it contains chlorogenic acid, which has antimicrobial, anti-LDL (bad cholesterol), and antiviral activities
Bottle gourd (Lauki) is cooling, diuretic, soothing and anticholagogue. There is a feeling of relaxation after eating. . It is rich in essential minerals, iron, protein and trace elements, as well as fiber, so it is very useful for constipation and hemorrhoids.
So try to enjoy different types of vegetables in your daily diet for the greatest possible health benefits. With some creativity and different flavors, the “boring vegetable” gives a pleasant look and taste and keeps us healthy.
Thanks to Dr.Tabassum Patel