Health benefits of tropical vegetables

Posted on February 20, 2015 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal

 

VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS
  LEAFY GREENS
Boy Choy / Xiu Pak Choy / ???????
  • Vitamin C, Vitamin A and calcium:improves skin complexion
  • Fiber-rich: improves bowel movement, prevents constipation
Broccoli / ??????
  • Vitamin A, C: anti-oxidant
  • Folic acid
  • high fibre
  • Vitamin K:helps blood clotting during injury, reduce harderning of arteries
  • Phytochemicals: anti-oxidant
Kailan (Kale) / ??
  • rich in calium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fibre, folic acid, Vitamin K
Lettuce / ??
  • Good source of chlorophyll and Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A, B1, B2, C, folic acid, manganese and chromium
Celery / ??
  • Phytochemicals:anti-cancer, lowers blood pressure, alleviating migraine
  • helpful in alleviating arthritic and muscular aches and pains.
Choy sum / ??
  • Vitamin C, E: anti-oxidant, improves skin complexion, strengthens immune functions
  • Vitamin B1: strengthens nerve functions
  • Vitamin B2: processing fats and amino acid
  • Folic acid, calcium, magnesium: improves bone health
  • Carotenes: anti-oxidant, anti-cancer
  ROUND VEGETABLES
Cabbage (green/red), Chinese / ????????
  • Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, Vitamin B6, calcium, biotin, magnesium and manganese
  • phytochemical: powerful anti-oxidant and anti-cancer
  • Glucosinolates: detoxifying and eliminating harmful chemicals and synthetic hormones.
Cauliflower white/purple ????????
  • Vitamin K and C
  • Potassium, fiber, phosphorus, Vitamin B complex
  • Anti-cancer
Pumpkin ??
  • Beta Carotenes and fibre
  • Vitamin B1 and C, folic acid
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vit B5): alleviating stress
  • Potassium: kidney, heart and nerve strengthening
  • protection against cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes
  • pumpkin seeds are helpful in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  ROOT VEGETABLES (vertical)
Carrot ???
  • Beta-carotene: promoting good vision
  • anti-cancer, anti-oxidant
  • rich in fibre, Vitamin K
  • Biotin: promotes healthy hair, skin, nails, helps in metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates

 

Radish ???
  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Rich in Calcium
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • helps in flow of bile, strenghtens gallbladder, liver and improves digestion
  ROOT VEGETABLES (Round)
Beetroot ???
  • Folic acid: helps digesting protein for formation of red blood cells and DNA.
  • Betacyanin (red pigment): powerful cancer-fighting agent
  • fiber rich: helps in bowel movement and reduces cholesterol
Turnip / Sengkuang
  • *Vitamin C, fiber, folica acid, manganese, pantothenic acid, copper.
  • good source of Thiamine, potassium, niacin, and magnesium.
  • Rich in Vitamin B6, E, folic acid and riboflavin.
  • low calorie starchy root.
BEANS
Long bean, French bean, flat bean, 4-angle bean ??????4??? ??
  • low in fat
  • Excellent source of protein and complex carbohydrates
  • Folic acid and trace minerals for growth and proper development
  • Iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and potassium
  • high fiber:regulating blood sugar. Helpful to diabetic conditions, hypoglycemia and insulin resistance.
  • Promotes heart health due to rich content of fibre, anti-oxidant, folic acid, Vitamin B6, and magnesium
Mung bean sprouts / Taugeh ???
  • Sprouted vegetables are nutrient-dense food. Vitamin E increases substantially during sprouting process.
  • Organic mung beans sproutes are grown without using synthetic growth accelerator and bleaching agent. Safe food if you choose wisely
Okra / ladies finger ???
  • Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, fiber, calcium, folic acid
  • Beneficial to pragnancy health
GOURD
Chayote ???
  • Rich in Vitamin C? fibre, trace minerals
  • Low in calories, low in sodium

Organically grown fresh produce contains much higher nutrients than the others

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