Why Are Vegetables So Important? Here’s Why!

Next time when you’re sitting with your child for a meal, tell them these health facts about vegetables and show them how eating vegetables can make them healthy and strong:

Cabbage – vitamin c, folate (vitamin B), vitamin A, fibre, potassium

Cauliflower – vitamin c, foalte (vitamin b)

Eggplants – fibre, potassium, phosphorus

Tomato – vitamin c and a

Onions – vitamins, minerals, fibre

Corn – fibre, vitamin c, folate, carbohydrate

Beans – fibre, vitamin c, folate, iron

Cucumber – keeps the body refreshed and hydrated

Tomatoes – natural sugar, vitamin c, e, folate, fibre

Broccoli – sulphoraphane (anti-cancer properties), vitamin c, e, fibre, potassium, folate

Garlic – protects against heart diseases, fibre, potassium, zinc, iron, vitamin c

Turnip – vitamin c, e, fibre, folate, potassium

Carrots – vitamin a, b, fibre

Spinach – iron, vitamin c, b, e, magnesium, potassium, fibre, zeaxanthin (good for eyes)

Capsicum – vitamin c, a, e, natural sugar

Olives – vitamin e, minerals, other vitamins, good fat

Peas – fibre, vitamin c, b, a, folate, iron, zinc, potassium

Beets – folate, vitamin a, b and c, magnesium

Mushrooms – vitamin b, fibre, potassium, zinc

Potatoes – vitamin c, b, potassium, fibre, carbohydrate

Pumpkin – vitamin a, c, fibre, potassium, natural sugar

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