Organic Veggie Glossary—Vitamins & Benefits

January 4, 2017 by Marilyn Gemino NutritionWellnessEnglish
Organic veggie glossary

Organic Asparagus: A low-calorie veggie, asparagus is rich in antioxidant vitamins A, E and C; vitamin K for bone health, brain health and more; B complex vitamins to support healthy cells and metabolic function; and folate to support mamas-to-be and their growing babies.

Organic Beets:  Beets provide good amounts of folate, manganese and potassium, which, together, provide for expectant mothers’ and their growing babies’ health, skin health, blood sugar health and healthy blood pressure. Beets also act as a detoxifier in the body.

Organic Broccoli: Broccoli—per healthy serving—boasts a whopping 135 percent of your daily value of vitamin C as well as 116 percent of the daily value of vitamin K. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant for cellular health; vitamin K helps regulate calcium and bone formation process.

Organic Brussels Sprouts: As another amazing green veggie, Brussels sprouts are also packed full of vitamin C, vitamin K as well as ample amounts of folate and manganese—to support healthy cells, bones, healthy mamas-to-be and their babies-to-be as well as skin and blood sugar health.

Organic Carrots: Can we say loads of vitamin A? A scrumptious serving of carrots is brimming with vitamin A—428 percent of the daily value per ample serving—to keep eyesight keen, skin healthy and eyes from drying out. An added bonus: carrots are detoxifiers.

Organic Cauliflower: A good all-around veggie, cauliflower delivers vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, potassium and manganese to support healthy cells, healthy bones, energy levels, blood pressure and blood sugar levels as well as radiant skin.

Organic Celery: Celery boasts vitamin K and folate for bone health, digestive health and more. A hearty serving of celery also contains 300mg of potassium, which supports healthy blood pressure and kidneys as well as helping to avoid muscle cramping during workouts.

Organic Cucumbers: Cucumbers, high in water content, can help you stay hydrated. They’re full of vitamins such as vitamin A, C, K, B6, folate and thiamine. Likewise, they contain calcium, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc and potassium for eye health, blood health, strong bones and more.

Organic Green Bell Peppers: Another vitamin C powerhouse with good amounts of vitamins A, B6 and K, green bell peppers, especially when fully ripened, are mighty antioxidants that support healthy vision and energy levels as well as heart, kidney and bone health.

Organic Kale: Bursting with vitamins A, K, C and B complex, kale supports healthy eyes, skin, cells, bones, nerves, metabolism and more. In fact, just 100g—almost one cup—of kale leaves provides 512 percent of the daily value of vitamin A and 700 percent of the daily value of vitamin K.

Organic Pumpkin: Pumpkins are packed with beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body, and supports healthy immunity, eye health, heart health, skin health and more. Pumpkins are also rich in vitamins C and B vitamins, including folate, niacin, vitamin B6, thiamin and pantothenic acid.

Organic Spinach: Packed with vitamin A, vitamin K and ample amounts of vitamin C, folate and some iron, spinach and other leafy greens provide energy, support proper production of red blood cells, support digestive health, help make hormones and help break down carbs and proteins.

 

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