Nothing affects our lives more than what we eat, how we sleep, and how we exercise, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Vitamins and minerals are absorbed most effectively from the foods we eat, compared to pill or supplement forms. And unlike pills or vitamin supplements, no one has ever overdosed on vegetables (except rare cases of those people who turn orange from all carrot diets—so with all things, moderation is key).
Vegetables are most potent when fresh, and lose vitamin and nutrient content when they are cooked. While all vegetables offer some nutrients, several stand out for their uniquely potent health benefits. Don’t know what foods to eat for your health? Eat these things, as raw as possible, as much as possible—for vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, and to fill you up so you don’t crave junk food.
5 Most Nutrient-Dense Vegetables To Eat Raw:
Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron, folate, potassium and fiber. Spinach also boasts antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of disease. Dark leafy greens like spinach are high in beta carotene and lutein, two antioxidants that are associated with a decreased risk of cancer.
Packed with vitamin A and beta carotene, an antioxidant that provides the vibrant orange color and may help prevent cancer. In fact, one study of more than 57,000 people associated eating at least 2–4 carrots per week with a 17% lower risk of colorectal cancer. They are high in many other key nutrients, including potassium and vitamins C and K.
A great source of antioxidants, broccoli may enhance your health by reducing inflammation, improving blood sugar control, boosting immunity, and promoting heart health. A good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. Steaming broccolu releases an organic compound called indole, which is known to help cure breast and colon cancer.
Loaded with bioactive compounds like allicin which give it strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and other healing properties.
Renowned for its nutrient density and antioxidant content. Kale is loaded with potassium, calcium, copper, and vitamins A, B, C, and K.
Eat these foods uncooked, without dressing, every day. Do it for a month and see what it does for your life. Mix in a salad, or just a handful of raw veggies straight to the mouth! Cheaper than drugs! Cheaper than a doctor!