Vegetables are one of the most nutritious and healthy food you can ever have in the entire universe. But what would happens if you only ate veggies for your entire life?? Well… Let’s find out!
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU EAT ONLY VEGGIES..
1. YOU’LL STAY AWAY FROM CANCER.
This can be arguably the greatest possible health benefit of eating vegetables, and with cancer causing, in 2014, 1 in 4 of all deaths in the United Kingdom, it seems that more people are becoming struck by the illness.
And how does Vitamin C relate to vegetables? Well, when looking into the foods containing Vitamin C, it is clear that, from the green chilli pepper containing 244 mg per 100g to the aubergine at 2mg per 100 grams, that vegetables along with fruit dominate the list of foods rich in Vitamin C.
Vegetables high in Vitamin C include:
- Red bell pepper (190mg per 100 grams)
- Parsley (130mg per 100 grams)
- Broccoli (90mg per 100 grams)
- Brussels sprouts (80mg per 100 grams)
2. YOU WON’T GAIN MUCH WEIGHT (LESS FAT )
Yeo and Roberts et al (2001) found in a study (lasting longer than six months), that they could see a link between eating low fat, high fibre foods and weight loss, versus the gaining of weight in high fat, low fibre foods.
Vegetables which fall into the category of ‘high-fibre low-fat’ include:
- Aubergine (3g of fibre per 100g, 12% of daily allowance, 0.2g of fat per 82g, 0% of daily allowance)
- Carrot (2.8g of fibre per 100g, 11% of daily allowance, 0.2g of fat per 100g, 0% of daily allowance)
- Sweet potato (3g of fibre per 100g, 12% of daily allowance, 0g of fat per 100g, 0% of daily allowance)
3. YOU’LL HAVE BETTER EYE SIGHT.
In a study from Perlman et al (1983), they found that the claims surrounding Vitamin A and increased sight were valid. They tested various patients with poor eyesight, measuring the levels of Vitamin A in their system, before they had an operation on their eye. They found that the Vitamin A levels in their body were severely reduced.
Some patients then received a high Vitamin A dosage after the operation, while others did not. The findings showed a complete change and retention of eyesight after 7 months in the group supplied with Vitamin A, compared to those who did not have the injection.
Leafy greens such as Spinach, Collards, Kale, Beet greens and Pak Choi have also been suggested to possess the same qualities in enhancing eyesight, through a duo of compounds called lutein and zeaxanthin.
4. IMPROVES YOUR SKIN QUALITY.
The study found that when consuming vegetables high in carotenoids – Vitamin A and beta carolene, (both powerful antioxidants), such as carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers, the participant had a healthier skin colour than could be obtained by simply sun tanning.
Carotenoids are compounds which give vegetables their bright colour. Other vegetables with high concentrations of carotenoids include:
- Sweet potato (Baked) per 100g – 384% of DV (Daily Value)
- Kale (Cooked) per 100g – 272% of DV
- Cos/Romaine Lettuce per 100g – 174% of DV