Nutrition and Energy in Vegetables
Dietary Food Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals and Glycemic Index GI Value of Veggies

Nutritional Value of Vegetable Foods

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Diet Nutrients, Micronutrients in Vegetables

Food Nutrition in Vegetables

Vegetables are the ultimate health food and have very significant nutritional value. They are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. The phytochemical content of vegetables includes carotenoids - pigments such as the red lycopene in tomatoes, the orange beta carotene in carrots and lutein in green vegetables. In addition vegetables contain indoles, allicin compounds, isothiocyanates and bioflavonoids. All these phytochemicals are believed to possess specific cancer fighting properties.

Energy in Vegetables

The calorie content of vegetable foods is uniformly low making them ideal foods for any healthy weight loss diet.

Nutrients in Vegetables

The percentage of macronutrients in vegetables varies according to type. Typically vegetables are high in carbohydrate, especially fiber, and low in protein and fat.

Vitamins in Vegetables

Veggies contain nearly all vitamins including Vitamin A, most of the B Vitamins (except Vitamin B12), Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Minerals in Vegetables

Veggies contain a wide variety of minerals including iron, potassium and selenium.

Glycemic Index (GI) Value For Vegetables

Vegetables have a low GI value.

Most Nutritious Types of Vegetables

For a healthy diet which includes a full range of micronutrients and phytochemicals, its best to eat a wide variety of vegetables.

Nutrition in Vegetables

Amaranth
Arrowhead
Artichokes
Arugula
Asparagus
Asparagus, canned
Avocado
Avocados
Baby Carrots
Bamboo Shoots
Bamboo Shoots, canned
Beet Greens
Beets
Beets, canned
Broccoli
Broccoli Flowers
Broccoli Leaves
Broccoli Spears
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cabbage, boiled
Capers
Cardoon
Carrots
Carrots, canned
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery, Nutrition
Celery
Celtuce
Chard
Chicory Greens
Chicory Roots
Chili Peppers
Chili Peppers, canned
Chinese Broccoli
Corn
Corn-on-the-Cob
Cos Lettuce
Cowpeas
Cucumber
Dandelion Greens
Eggplant
Endive
Fennel
French Beans
Frozen Green Peas
Frozen Peas
Green Peas
Green Snap Beans
Green Tomatoes
Iceberg Lettuce
Jalapeno Peppers
Jerusalem Artichokes
Kale
Ladyfingers
Leeks
Mushrooms
Onions
Pak-Choi
Parsnips
Pickled Cabbage
Potatoes
Potatoes, boiled
Radicchio
Red Cabbage
Red Pepper
Salad
Sauerkraut
Shallots
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
Squash
Sun-Dried Chili Peppers
Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sweet Red Pepper
Sweetcorn
Tomato
Turnip Greens
Turnips
Vegetables
Yam

Weight Control, Exercise and Nutrition

Some people who want to lose weight make the mistake of focusing exclusively on calorie-intake and counting calories. Although keeping track of energy intake is vital, energy expenditure is also important. So too is diet nutrition, because when we maintain a healthy body and metabolism, we burn calories faster. In short, if you want to lose weight, make sure you eat a healthy diet in order to obtain all your necessary nutrients.

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