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Updated by Lindsey Christiansen on Mar 16, 2013
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Top 5 Vegetables

Do you want to eat healthy, but just don’t know how? Are you ready to start eating superfood? The foods that will make your skin glow and give you energy all day seem like a mystery when all that is advertised is Big Mac’s and Cinnabun’s. However, there is plenty of food that will provide health and vitality to your body and to your life. Below are the top 5 foods that have been recommended by professionals from a Utah Medical Assisting College.

1

Dark Green Kale

Dark Green Kale

Sure it’s good to eat all your vegetables, but not all vegetables are created equally. Kale stands out above the rest; kale has one of the highest antioxidant content of any vegetable. Kale contains vitamins, fiber, calcium and cancer-preventing phytochemicals. Perhaps kale was recommended by a Utah Medical Assisting College because it keeps your eyes and colon healthy and provides excellent overall nutrition to your entire body.

2

Chard

Chard

Does anyone even know what chard is? Just in case you aren’t sure, chard is also a green leafy vegetable. To eat chard you can steam it lightly with a tiny bit of olive oil or you can juice it with some other vegetables into a puree and drink the delicious result of fresh vegetable juice.

3

Spinach

Spinach

Thanks to Pop-Eye we all know what spinach is and it’s no secret why a Utah Medical Assisting College recommended spinach as one of the best vegetables out there. Just one cup of spinach contains 5 grams of protein along with hosts of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C, E, Calcium and Potassium can all be found in spinach. Spinach mixed with cranberries, oranges, and nuts makes a tasty and healthful salad.

4

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli provides 4 grams of protein per cup. Who knew that vegetables contained so much protein? Broccoli florets contain iron, calcium, riboflavin and thiamin which help keep the body healthy. Eat broccoli fresh and use rosemary to enhance the flavor.

5

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

Allow many people avoid these little guys because cooking them seems like a mystery; a Utah Medical Assisting College recommended them because they are one of the best vegetables for fiber as well as vitamins and minerals. Cook them until they are soft and them chop them up, stir in raw almonds and a teaspoon of brown sugar and enjoy!

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