The Value of Fresh Vegetables

Posted on Sep. 14th 2010 No Comments »

Vegetables are building blocks for any diet, for nutrition and for variety. Each has a different nutrient makeup and can be loosely classed into 3 main groups: stems, roots and leaves. The dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale, collard greens, mustard greens and spinach are valuable sources of vitamin A and calcium. Stem and flower vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, promote good digestion, as well as being simply good sources for nutrients. Turnips, potatoes, beets and other root vegetables add bulk to the diet. The orange vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes and yams are an important source of carotene, which your body uses to convert to vitamin A.  Vegetables should be selected in their proper season, and Nature’s Garden Delivered helps you do this.

Vegetables are a bargain in every sense of the word. Besides being relatively low in cost, vegetables provide every important vitamin and mineral your body requires, except vitamin D, which is supplied by the sun. We don’t need organic produce delivery in Phoenix for that, we just need to enjoy daily activities the city has to offer. Vegetables are also low in calories so dieters can get vital nutrients without consuming a lot of empty calories. Most cooked vegetables will net you only 50 calories for 1/2 serving, while the same portion of starchier vegetables - such as beans, potatoes, peas and corn - will have between 50 - 100 calories. Compare that to a 100 calorie snack pack of anything.

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