I know Vegetables don’t taste as good as burgers or being completely honest they are not even close to the cheesing melting burger you ate two days ago but what if I tell you that burgers, or any junk food for that matters, won’t do you any good. Yes, there, I said it!
I am not asking you to completely give up your burger appetite but what you need to do is try having vegetables on daily basis. The choice is yours now. You can either keep it real or make a salad or something or you can sneak them into a smoothie. Because the benefits I’m going to share with you will make you want to eat vegetables every day. Behold! Here are top 10 benefits to eat vegetable foods.
- 1. Makes your skin radiant
Having problem with your skin? Does it not glow like it is supposed to? One of the reasons might be that you’re not eating enough vegetables. Vegetables contain a lot of water which not just help your skin get your glow back but also removes acne too.
A study conducted by Dr Ian Stephan at the University of Nottingham that for looking to gain a greater glow for your skin, there is no better long lasting remedy than eating vegetables generously. (Reference: https://www.sciencedaily.com/)
- 2. Help with the weight loss
Having the best skin with the best body is like cherry on top and it comes as no surprise when I say that vegetables also help you lose weight because they contain almost no levels of fat or sugar.
Vegetables are like the ever-lasting friends which are benefit for almost everything and anything. They don’t just have any level of fat but it contains high amount of fiber. Having a diet with no calories is something we all crave for.
A study conducted by Yeo and Roberts showed the link between eating low fat, high fiber food and weight loss. This study lasted longer than six months.(Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
In short, a diet containing high amount of vegetables and more use of this diet in your daily nutrition can help you lose weight.
- 3. Improve Mental Health and Memory
There is a reason when your mothers scold you because you are not having enough of vegetables in your diet. When we talk about vegetables and its benefits, it not only focuses on our physical health but also our mental state of mind and its health.
A study by Olivia Okereke on memory retention found that over the period of 4 years that the mental capacity of their subjects, those with higher content of fat in their diet, performed remarkably worse in mental test as compared to those with low fat content. (Reference: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/)
This might also be due to the buildup fat deposition in the body which could ultimately lead to Alzheimer’s.
One particular vegetable which might help you with better mental health is tomato because of the particular pigment present in it whatsoever.
- 4. Better eye sight
Being a short sighted person myself, I would literally try everything or anything someone might recommend me for better eye sight because no one knows the value of 6/6 eye sight except for the person who has to wear glasses or contacts 24/7 and is practically blind without it.
Carrots have shown to build-up night vision for some people. And to what extent is that true?
A study from Perlman showed that the poor eye sight was due to the reduced levels of Vitamin A in the body.(Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
The experiment showed that some of the patients were given Vitamin A injections while the others were not. Those patients who received Vitamin A injections showed retention of eye sight within 7 months as compared to the group who was not supplemented with Vitamin A injections.
- 5. Keeps you hydrated
When we talk about vegetables, we know that most of them contain 85% water in them. The top listed vegetable with the highest amount of water are cucumber, lettuce and celery which contains 95% water. Imagine how beneficial they must be for your health.
These vegetables keep you hydrated and fresh. Some of the vegetables are not completely water based but it makes a perfect sense when I say that vegetables are the best for keeping you hydrated and fresh.
- 6. Lower the risk of cardio vascular diseases
Most of the cardio vascular diseases arise due to the increased cholesterol and fat content in the body which ends up with deposition and further cardio vascular diseases. And I don’t even have to explain how vegetables might lower the risk of cardio vascular problem because they contain low fat content.
The Harvard Public Health Institute suggests that foods with high fat content (high levels of cholesterol in the body) when eaten for a long time, may prove fatal. (Reference: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/)
And so vegetables are the perfect treatment for yet another disease. What it tells us is that we need to hold back on our favorite street food and the cheesy burgers and the spiciest steaks.
- 7. Less chance of kidney stones
Not just cardio vascular diseases, but diseases like constipation and kidney stones can also be treated by regular intake of vegetables on daily basis to a great extent.
New York University Langone Medical Centre reported that high level of vegetable in the diet is associated with low formation of kidney stones. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
- 8. Improves mood
It sounds a little irrational but studies have shown a link between better mood and vegetable consumption.
Researchers at Benedectine University performed an experiment which clearly showed that restricting the consumption and animal products like fish, poultry and meat was directly proportional to the elevated mood. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
It does sound bizarre too because event thinking of vegetables makes my mood go low but scientifically proven studies show a completely opposite result.
- 9. Low risk of obesity
The fact that we will be taking almost no amount of fat in our diet clearly gives the idea that we won’t be getting fat at all. Eating vegetables avoid binge eating.
According to University Hospital in Belgium, following a vegetarian diet not only brings benefit in short term but also in preventing long term obesity. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
- 10 Reduces incidence of Diabetes
According to the studies conducted in Loma Linda University School of Public Health, vegetable reduces the risk of Diabetes. Vegetables offer an important benefit for the management of diabetes and can even reduce the likelihood of development by one half. (Reference: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com)
The fact the vegetables can be roasted, baked, mashed or consumed directly is the reason that it is the most versatile food in the world.
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Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates and restaurants with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner.