Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Eat your Vegetables

Vegetables can be considered as chemical reagents that are essential to improve human nutrition and health with various chemicals and different bioactivities. Vegetables and fruits provide excellent sources of nutrients, such as protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as non-nutrient chemicals such as sulfur-containing compounds. The non-nutrient chemicals may provide to the normal functioning of the human body. Studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects on human health from consumption of vegetables and fruits. The antioxidant composition and capacity of vegetables and fruits relative to intake data are important to understand the health implications of various diet patterns. It has been reported that vegetables ranked in the top ten in an antioxidant format include sweet potato leaf, ginger, amaranth, spinach, eggplant, leafy cabbage, tomato and onion. Thus, regularly consume these vegetables, as they are essential for the development and maintenance of your health.

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