We all know that diet plays a huge role in how healthy we are.
In fact, the foods that we eat have more to do with our overall health and well-being than most other things.
But which foods are best for you?
We’ve all heard that fruits and vegetables are pretty much the holy grail of healthy goodness.
But there are still a lot of different vegetables to choose from.
So in this post, you’re going to learn about the healthiest 14 vegetables on earth.
This list was curated based on a Healthline.com article, and gives us a clear picture of which vegetables we should probably be incorporating into our diets the most.
So let’s get into it.
The 14 Healthiest Vegetables To Include In Your Diet
Here’s Healthline’s list for the 14 healthiest vegetables on earth:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Green Peas
- Swiss Chard
- Red Cabbage
- Sweet Potatoes
- Collard Greens
3 Tips For How To Incorporate These Vegetables Into Your Diet
At this point, you might be thinking to yourself:
“Wow, that’s an awesome list. But I don’t eat many of those. How can I eat more of them?”
That’s actually an excellent question.
So now, let’s go over 3 ideas for incorporating more of these amazing veggies into your everyday diet.
1. Eat Out Less
When you eat out, you have much less control over how many vegetables you eat.
Cooking at home, however, gives you a lot more power over what specific foods you and your family consume.
Plus, buying vegetables at the store is surprisingly affordable, especially if you’re not picky and you go for what’s on sale.
2. Cycle Through Them And Cook Around The Vegetable
Now, you may be saying:
“Ok, I’ll cook at home. But I don’t know any recipes!”
Well, the best way to incorporate all of these vegetables into your at-home dining is to cycle through the list, and then plan dishes specifically based around the vegetables.
So number one on the list being spinach, you could go with some steamed spinach, along with some ground beef and mushrooms, to make some beef and spinach tacos.
Or, for carrots, boil some along with potatoes, and serve them with some kind of meat (maybe a pot roast). There are all kinds of ways to cook vegetables. In fact, this could give you an opportunity to try your hand at expanding your cooking skillset.
3. Make It A Habit
Try to make it a habit to cook or prepare at least 1 of each of these veggies with each and every meal.
This will lead to a much healthier diet, and will really open the door to providing you with the numerous benefits that a better meal plan can provide you with on the health and wellness front.
At first, it might be challenging to eat brussels sprouts when what you really want is something less healthy, like fried okra.
But forming those new habits will really make all the difference.