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Five very healthy vegetables to eat raw or lightly steamed

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There are numerous health benefits from eating your vegetables raw or streamed. When you over-cook vegetables you lose most of their nutritional value.

By eating vegetables raw or steamed you get most of their vitamins and minerals that are needed to keep your body in good physical health.

If you juice these vegetables either together or separate you will be drinking all their nutrients and your body can absorb them easier than having to break them down from the whole product.

All of these vegetables can be eaten raw or steamed:

1. Broccoli: Is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, Niacin, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin E and other vitamins.

The minerals contained in broccoli are Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium among others.

2. Carrots: Have an ample supply of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin E and others.

The minerals that carrots give are Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium and a few others.

3. Cauliflower: The vitamins in cauliflower are vitamin C, Niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, Folate, vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E and a few others.

The minerals contained in cauliflower are Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium and a few more minerals in smaller amounts.

4. Spinach: Is also another high vitamin and mineral food that contains vitamin C, Niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Folate, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E and other vitamins in smaller amounts.

The minerals that you can gain from eating spinach are Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium with a few others in small amounts.

5. Peas: The vitamins in peas are vitamin A, vitamin C, Niacin, Folate, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, vitamin K, vitamin E and a few others.

The minerals received by eating peas are Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Selenium, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper and a few others not mentioned.

The best vegetables are home grown organically but if you don’t have a garden you can buy from someone who does, a farmer’s market or even from the grocery store.

Source: Dr. Decuypere’s website Health-Alternatives has an amazing amount of information for anyone wanting to learn more about healthy food choices with nutrient charts showing the amounts of vitamins and minerals in foods.

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