6 nutritious vegetables everyone should include in the diet

Brinjal, brussel sprouts, pumpkin + 3 other vegetables you must have without fail.

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Vegetables

Pumpkins contain essential nutrients such as folic acid, manganese, vitamin C and zinc while spinach contains antioxidants that combat free radicals. There are other vegetables too that have a high value of nutrition. Frida Harju, In-House Nutritionist at the health app Lifesum, listed down the nutritious vegetables that everyone should include in their diet.

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Spinach

Spinach: Like tomatoes, spinach contains antioxidants that combat free radicals. It also contains a great deal of potassium which increases the speed of signals between neurons, helping our brains to be more responsive. It is also full of vitamin C, which helps the body fight infection and increases the levels of antioxidants in the body.  Also Read - World Retina Day: Preventive Measures To Manage Progressive Retinal Diseases

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Sweet-potatoes

Sweet potato: Sweet potato contains a massive 65 percent of the minimum necessary daily amount of vitamin C, while also having a very low glycemic index of 17. Sweet potato is rich in dietary fibre, which helps to reduce blood sugar and insulin spikes, ultimately reducing belly fat.

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French-beans

Beans: Beans are a great source of nutrition. They contain lysine, an essential amino acid which helps the body convert fatty acids into energy and helps to lower cholesterol. They also contain folate, a B vitamin which affects neurotransmitters that can boost your mood.  Also Read - World Lung Day 2022: All About The National Clean Air Program

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Brinjal

Aubergine: Aubergines are rich in minerals such as potassium which is good for metabolism, and magnesium which helps to relax your muscles and can aid in improving your sleep. If you lack vitamin B and K this is a good vegetable to opt for and make sure to keep the skin on if you would like extra nasunin, a potent phytonutrient and antioxidant which has anti-ageing properties.

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin: Pumpkins contain essential nutrients such as folic acid, manganese, vitamin C and zinc, all known to help in strengthening the body's natural immune system. It is not only rich in fibre but also low in calories, which makes it a healthy vegetable to lose weight. Also Read - World Lung Day 2022: All We Need To Do To Breathe Healthily

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Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts: Including more of these nutritionally dense vegetables in your diet could provide significant health benefits, such as improving bone health, managing diabetes, decreasing the risk of heart disease and some cancers.