Top 8 Astonishing Health Benefits of Vegetables
The mercury is rising by the passage of every day & the sun’s heat is penetrating our body & making it dry.
We often think that “WATER” is the best natural fuel available to keep us Healthy & Energetic during the summers but just to remind you that nature has gifted us ample of fruits & vegetables which will keep us hydrated during the summer season.
This blog will help you in understanding the importance of eating vegetables during the summer season to keep you Healthy & Hydrated.
Top 8 Vegetables to keep you cool during Summers.
These high-water-content foods are refreshing, filled with nutrients, and naturally low in calories.
Water content: 96.7%
This summer veggie which has the highest water content of any solid food is perfect in salads or sliced up.
Try blending Cucumber with nonfat yogurt, mint, and ice cubes to make cucumber soup. “Chilled” cucumber soup, on the other hand, is so refreshing and delicious any time of year.”
Water content: 95.4%
That urban legend about celery having negative calories isn’t quite true, but it’s pretty close. Like all foods that are high in water, celery has very few calories just 6 calories per stalk. And its one-two punch of fiber and water helps to fill you up and curb your appetite.
This lightweight veggie isn’t short on nutrition, however. Celery contains folate and vitamins A, C, and K. And thanks in part to its high water content, celery neutralizes stomach acid and is often recommended as a natural remedy for heartburn and acid reflux.
Water content: 94.5%
Sliced and diced tomatoes will always be a mainstay of salads, sauces, and sandwiches, but don’t forget about sweet cherry and grape varieties, which make an excellent hydrating snack. “They’re great to just pop in your mouth, maybe with some nuts or some low-sodium cheese,” she says. “You get this great explosion of flavor when you bite into them.”
Having friends over? Skewer grape tomatoes, basil leaves, and small chunks of mozzarella on toothpicks for a quick and easy appetizer.
Water content: 93.9%
Bell peppers of all shades have a high water content, but green peppers lead the pack, just edging out the red and yellow varieties (which are about 92% water). And contrary to popular belief, green peppers contain just as many antioxidants as their slightly sweeter siblings.
Peppers are a great pre-dinner or late-night snack. “We tell people to munch on veggies when they have a craving, but a lot of people get bored of carrots and celery pretty quickly,” “Peppers are great to slice up when you get home from work, while you’re making or waiting for dinner.”
Water content: 92.1%
Don’t let cauliflower’s pale complexion fool you: In addition to having lots of water, these unassuming florets are packed with vitamins and phytonutrients that have been shown to help lower cholesterol and fight cancer, including breast cancer.
“Break them up and add them to a salad for a satisfying crunch.
Water content: 91.4% water
Iceberg lettuce may have a higher water content, but spinach is usually a better bet overall. Piling raw spinach leaves on your sandwich or salad provides nearly as much built-in hydration, with an added nutritional punch.
Spinach is rich in lutein, potassium, fiber, and brain-boosting folate, and just one cup of raw leaves contains 15% of your daily intake of vitamin E an important antioxidant for fighting off the damaging molecules known as free radicals.
Water content: 90.7%
Like its cousin cauliflower, raw broccoli adds a satisfying crunch to a salad. But its nutritional profile lots of fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin Cis slightly more impressive. What’s more, broccoli is the only cruciferous vegetable (a category that contains cabbage and kale, in addition to cauliflower) with a significant amount of sulforaphane, a potent compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals.
Water content: 90.4%
A carrot’s a carrot, right? Not when it comes to water content. As it turns out, the baby-sized carrots that have become a staple in supermarkets and lunch boxes contain more water than full-size carrots (which are merely 88.3% water).
The ready-to-eat convenience factor is hard to top, as well. Snack on them right out of the bag, dip them in hummus or guacamole, or—for a bit of added crunch and bright orange color—chop them up and add them to salads or salsas.
Conclusion- Vegetables are extremely important for a good health. Most of the vegetables contain a lot of water in them & hence vegetables becomes inevitable diet in summers. Eat lots of vegetables during summers.
Wash the vegetables properly before eating them.Eat raw vegetables in form of salad or prefer eating boiled vegetables.
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Dietitian Vinita Jaiswal