My mother always told me to eat my vegetables if I wanted to grow up big and strong. I never listened because vegetables are horrible when you’re a kid. But, as you grow older, you start to realise how brilliant veg is. So, I’ve decided to compile a short list of the best vegetables in the world:
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You probably already know this, but there are many different types of lettuce. The most common of which is iceberg. But, that isn’t my focus for today. Today, I’m talking about romaine lettuce. Many of you might not have heard of romaine lettuce, so allow me to tell you why it’s so good. There is almost eight times the amount of vitamin C in romaine lettuce when compared to iceberg. That’s not all, if you look at the nutrition of them both, romaine beats it in every department. It has less of the bad stuff and more of the good stuff. It also happens to be very low in calories, which is great for anyone on a diet.
So, what can you do to make romaine lettuce taste great? Well, it’s perfectly tasty raw or chopped up into a fresh salad. Personally, I like to grill some hearts of romaine and have them on the side of nearly every meal I eat. You could even blitz it up and have it as a deliciously nutritious soup.
Beetroot is often used in dishes because of its colour. If you want to give something a nice red tinge, you’ll add some slices of beetroot. But, this veggie is really good for you. In fact, it’s one of the best veg out there. Why? Because there are numerous health benefits, that come from eating beetroot. The most notable of which are that it helps lower blood pressure and is good for the brain. If you want a healthy brain, eat more beetroot!
It also happens to taste delicious and is the perfect ingredient to any salad. My mother swears by a beetroot salad with a smidge of salad cream. Apparently they go together! But, you can also combine it with some butternut squash and turn it into a delightful soup. Also, there’s nothing wrong with a beetroot based smoothie either. In fact, there’s a whole lot right with one!
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A lot of people shy away from asparagus because it looks a bit weird, and the name sounds unappealing. But, it’s made my list of best veg and with good reason! Asparagus is a fantastic vegetable to help you up your fiber intake. Fiber being an important thing to help with digestion and all sorts of things in our stomach. In addition, asparagus is proven to help with your skin and has cancer-fighting properties.
What I like most about asparagus is its diversity. You can use it in so many different dishes and meals. You can grill it and just eat it straight off the grill as a snack. Or, you can peel it and use it as a garnish in a pasta dish. There’re plenty of ways you can make it taste great and reap the health benefits.