15 Mind Blowing Veggies You Need to Eat More Of (# 6 is So Good!)

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4. Red Onions

With tons of thiamine, folates, potassium, vitamin C, and B6, combined with fiber and starches that the body cannot completely digest (which makes them prebiotics), sweet red onions contain quercetin, flavonoids, and anthocyanins that can’t be beat when it comes to nutrition. In fact, studies done in China showed that men who consume high levels of foods from the onion family, including chives, garlic, and leeks, have lower risks of prostate cancer. Vitamin C is a must for improving the immune system, and with anti-inflammatory and antioxidants compounds, this veggie is super healthy for your heart. Although best eaten raw, you can still get benefits when lightly cooked so add them to your salads, veggie dishes, burgers, soups, and stir fry.

 

5. Eggplants

That deep, dark purple color comes from a flavonoid called nasunin, which is a powerful antioxidant that can protect us on a cellular level from the damage caused by free radicals. Eggplants are also known to help protect and improve the functioning of the central nervous system. If you have never tried eggplants, you are in for a treat. Try a recipe online and once you eat them, you will find you actually crave them!

 

6. Microgreens

Microgreens are living proof that great things come in small packages. You can buy baby versions of many vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, and radishes that are often higher in nutrients, such as vitamins E and C, than their full-sized versions. They are super tasty, packing all the flavor of a mature plant into a mini-me version. You can add them to anything the same way you would the full size version such as soups, stir fry, sandwiches, salads, or all by their tasty selves!

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