Cabbage May Reduce Chronic Disease Risk, Study Finds

"Green banana is abundant in resistant starch, and that is excellent for gut health and blood sugar regulation," adds Anderson-Haynes. Cook in the oven or stew or curry.

Try red beets' golden relatives. Orange-yellow beets provide antioxidants that boost immunity and more, like red ones. 

Cabbage's uses extends beyond coleslaw. It's excellent news that this crunchy veg is healthful and has several tasty ways to prepare it. 

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"Garlic is a vegetable used mainly as an ingredient, but it carries more than just flavor; it packs vitamins, fiber and antibacterial properties and anti-inflammatory properties," Anderson-Haynes. 

Carrots include beta-carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A, which improves night vision. Carrots and other carotenoid-rich diets reduce breast cancer risk, according to research.

Broccoli, a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, kale, and cauliflower, is healthful because it contains vitamins C, A, and K. Raw, chopped broccoli offers 43% of the daily vitamin C requirement in half a cup.

As fungus, mushrooms vary in shape, size, taste, and color. Shiitake, portobello, oyster, and white mushrooms (a.k.a. "button") are the most popular.

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