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

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7. Winter Squash

So versatile, so many colors, and so healthy for you! Winter squash is loaded with carotenoid phytonutrients, which are what gives squash their beautiful colors as well as their health benefits including potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities. The most popular types of squash, such as acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash, along with the Japanese squash, Kabocha, and pumpkins, can be used in so many ways, it’s hard to list them here. Everything from pasta substitutes to pies, soups to side dishes – there is no end to the versatility of squash. Try eating at least one every week!

 

8. Watercress

If you thought watercress was like iceberg lettuce, full of water, think again! This green packs a peppery punch that beats the heck out of arugula. This veggie is super rich in vitamins A, K, and C, all of which are important for a strong immune system. It also has plenty of antioxidants, which are known to fight free radicals, which cause premature aging. Watercress can turn a plain salad or sandwich into something fresh and flavorful.

 

9. Red and Yellow Bell Peppers

Funny things about peppers: we all think of them as vegetables, but they are actually a fruit. Regardless, one medium-sized bell pepper packs a powerful nutritional punch with more than twice of your daily requirement of vitamin C, beta carotene, and B vitamins. These are super versatile as well, so add them to a salad for a crispy, peppery crunch, roasted with garlic for a great side dish, or cut up and added to soups and casseroles.

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