Vegetables are a hugely important part of every diet; moreover, they are the primary source of nutrients. That is the reason why they are a must in every meal; however, it’s pretty hard for people to enjoy vegetables. Even when they are low in fat and sugar, many are used to seeing them as terrible for the taste and not as good as another kind of food but, in reality, they can be quite delicious.
There are tons of benefits of including vegetables in your diet, but it is essential to know and try new recipes. That way, they can appeal to your good taste and become an excellent way to change your cuisine. Learn why you should include vegetables daily and boost your health for a new lifestyle:
Many of us have the idea that vegetables can create a bloated belly but, actually, most of them can fight that lousy aspect of the food. This is thanks to the high content of fiber many of them posses; fiber can help with the gastric movements and constipation, which is excellent for the metabolism. Vegetables can also fight the bloat created by salt (which is one of the biggest problems of today’s diet), reducing sodium intake and increasing the vegetables one will prevent a bloated belly.
Vegetables have many anti-aging benefits and many nutrients for the skin, there is no better way to achieve a youthful look than consuming lots of vegetables in your diet. This exceptional aspect comes from their high content of phytonutrients, vitamin C, and water.
The majority of vegetables possess a content of 85% to 95% water and, considering that the skin needs to be hydrated to look healthy, what better way to start a diet that one rich in vegetables. The phytonutrients can protect cells against the damage created by stress, sun, pollution, and other problems. Vitamin C helps in the natural production of collagen, which is the component in charge of skin health.
The colorful ones like carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, and others, are ideal for protecting the skin against the sun (besides giving a natural sunscreen); all of these thanks to the beta carotene component that many colorful vegetables contain.
When you are under too much pressure, nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin C are depleted, but most vegetables contain these nutrients that together with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B are great to combat stress, anxiety, and depression.
Besides all these great functions, potassium and magnesium can also relax blood vessels and reduce your blood pressure, the fiber that many vegetables contain can stabilize sugar levels to fight mood changes. To combat stress, eat any vegetables. Prepare great recipes with them on it, what about a vegetable pizza or an omelet with mushrooms? It’s up to you.
When we talk about calcium and bones, dairy products are the first on the list; this is because of their high content of calcium and vitamin D. But many vegetables have some nutrients with vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, and prebiotic fiber that are known as bone builders. There are many unusual vegetables to help with the bone protection like tomatoes, collard greens, turnip greens, kale, spinach, broccoli, and also green peas, mushrooms, asparagus, chard, kale, artichokes, onions, garlic, and leeks.
As you can see, vegetables are a great source of many nutrients to help the body keep its health. The best way to add them to your diet is to find different recipes from the cuisines around the world and try a new flavor that will change the way you see them. And we are not talking about becoming a vegetarian, it’s simple to start increasing your veggies intake and having a healthy lifestyle by eating many different and delicious dishes. Take that step and try new things in the kitchen. At 1111 Peruvian Bistro, we are waiting for you to come and enjoy the different dishes we prepare with the best quality for the taste of our commensals.
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