World Vegetarian Day 2021 – 5 Vegetables to Add to Your Daily Diet

Published : Sep 30, 2021
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    Eat clean and green – Vegetables for a better life

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    The World Vegetarian Day is celebrated across the globe on 1st October of every year. A day dedicated to popularize vegetarian diet and its health benefits, Vegetarian Day also focuses on eco-friendly alternatives for non-veg diet. In addition, entire October month is celebrated as the Month of Vegetarian Food.

    Adding vegetables to your diet comes with wealth of benefits that they offer. Being rich sources of essential vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, B12, K, E, iron, magnesium, zinc, etc., greens help in day-to-day functioning of a healthy body. Many studies have found that adding 4-5 servings of vegetables to your daily diet helps lower many health conditions including risk of cancer and heart diseases. Let us look at five vegetables that you should add to your daily diet –

    1. Spinach

    Leafy greens have to be on top of the list of vegetables to add to your daily diet and one among them is Spinach. Spinach is an abundant source of antioxidants that help to boost immunity and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. In addition, it also contains Vitamin A & K, which in turn is good for your eye health.

    2. Broccoli

    Another green vegetable to add to your meals. It contains vitamins like K & C and minerals like folate, manganese and potassium. It enhances your healthy in many ways like improving sugar control in blood, reducing inflammation, boosting immunity and promoting heart health. Adding broccoli to your diet will surely help you achieve your health goals.

    3. Beetroot

    Beetroot - World Vegan Day Diet

    As attractive as beets look, they also possess the magic to keep you heart healthy. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have positive effects on oxidative stress and blood pressure. Beetroots are powerful source of natural nitrate that in turn boosts your blood flow and improves stamina too. In addition, some studies suggest that beets can help fight diabetic nerve problems.

    4. Bell Peppers

    Most of us think that citrus fruits and especially oranges are the largest source of Vitamin C but that not true! In facts, bell peppers have more vitamin c than oranges. Along with boosting your immune system, they also help improve your eyesight. They contain folta, beta-carotene and vitamin B-6 as well.

    Bell Peppers - World Vegan Day Diet

    5. Ginger

    Though you may think that ginger is not a vegetable but to your surprise, it does fall into the category of vegetables. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that tremendously benefit your body and heart health. It aids weight management, prevent sickness, helps fight osteoarthritis and chronic indigestion. But never add too much of ginger to your meals and snacks or else it may upset your stomach.

    Start from today itself and add these veggies to your diet and you will see your health getting better with each passing day. However, don’t forget to combine them with fruits and other vegetarian foods to complete your diet. And, if you are finding it difficult to eat them raw then try some delicious smoothies, dishes and drinks or you may even opt for natural plant-based supplements that have these veggies.

    Neel Visaria
    Health and Fitness

    Neel is an expert blogger who just loves writing about health and fitness. He makes sure that his blogs are fun to read but also informative. Neel is committed to spread awareness through his blogs... Read More

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