And I have also finally found out that vegetables aren't my enemy.
Vegetables can help to:
- Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes
- Decrease risk of heart disease
- Lower calorie intake
- Decrease risk of stroke and cardio-vascular disease
The reality about vegetables is that not all vegetables are ranked the same. Not all vegetables have high nutritional value. Honestly I was shocked to learn this! I always believed that all vegetables were healthy and "good for you". This list proves otherwise.
Commonsensehealth.com has provided a list ranking vegetables into three categories.
Category A - Highest in nutritional value, fiber, and protein.
Category B - Good vegetables but not the best
Category C - high glycemic, starchy, or high in calories.
Below I have listed the vegetables that I commonly eat according to the A, B, and C categories. You can visit the link below to check out the rest of the list to see how some of your favorite vegetables rank!
Category A -
Lettuce (red or green)
Sweet Potato and yam
Category B -
Cucumber (I'm shocked!)
Green Beans (another shocker!)
Category C -
Eat up those vegetables and check out CommonSenseHealth.com for the complete list and other great articles on health!