People have been trying to improve their diet more than ever. To our greatest luck, healthy food is slowly but safely taking over the world. The availability of fruits and veggies is extremely high and more and more people are putting their hands on healthy food instead on fast food.
Vegetables are not only healthy, but they are also inexpensive, with every pound you buy you invest in your health and you can never put a price on that. The following list is evidence of the popularity which veggies have enjoyed recently.
Here are the top 30 most popular veggies in the USA:
Tomato- You must love tomato, if you consider that the most favorite product is made from tomato, ketchup, then you figure its popularity. This delicious red treat makes a perfect candidate for every salad, no wonder people go crazy over it. Extremely healthy, delicious and most of all, inexpensive.
The veggie responsible for the birth of French fries is definitely on this list. Potato has become a must-have in every grocery bag. Kids go crazy over it and adults don’t fall behind.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, potato has justified its way to this list.
Sweet corn has much less calories than corn kernels and it’s a perfect source of fiber and a powerful antioxidant. Sweet corn is a great source of ferulic acid, which is known to have a great role in preventing cancer, inflammation and aging.
The potent veggie is a great source of beta-carotene and vitamin D and responsible for a better skin health as well as eye health. You can love it or hate, but you can never question its place on the list.
Cabbage is full of useful nutrients, especially with vitamin C. Cabbage is famous for preventing infections, colds and bacteria from attacking our body, and moreover it’s low in calories and high in vitamins.
Onions make us weep, but our health is smiling all the way. Low in calories, but rich in powerful nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, mineral manganese as well as a great source of B-complex group of vitamins such as vitamin B-6.
Lettuce is a health bomb, no wonder we see it on this list, because it’s one of the healthiest vegetables on this list. Delicious and yet tasty. Lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A and beta carotenes and its fresh leaves are also rich in vitamin C and folates. Lettuce is a great way to go healthy and slim.
Celery is a potent source of vitamin K, meaning it promotes bone health. Besides vitamin K, celery is a great source of minerals, such as potassium, manganese and it’s also rich in folic acid. A great way to enrich your diet!
People who want to improve their health are definitely turning over to pumpkins, because they are a rich source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are extremely nutritive and beneficial for you and your family.
This veggie contains, of what we call “the healthy calories”. Even though it may be notoriously famous among weight watchers, it sure doesn’t fall behind the other veggies on this list. Sweet potato is much healthier than the regular potato and every nutrient is extremely beneficial and useful for us.
Squash and its seeds are also incredibly healthy and don’t fall behind the pumpkin. Low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals, squash is a great way to enrich your meal or salad.
The notorious veggie may be on this list for all the wrong reasons. Maybe it’s not kid’s favorite veggie, but it is definitely healthy and beneficial. Rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, broccoli can sure improve your overall health.
This veggie is full with water and it’s a great refreshment for our body, especially during boiling days in the summer when the body needs hydration and moisture. A bowl of cucumber will give you enough powerful nutrients to keep you fresh and perky throughout the day.
Fat-free, low in calories, cholesterol-free, gluten-free and low in sodium, mushrooms are the perfect candidates for this list and for you diet. They are often grouped as veggies but they contain attributes like the ones in meat or beans.
Red, green or yellow, bell peppers are an amazing source of vitamin C and they promote the overall health as well as boost the immune system. They are perfect for your salads and a great ingredient for your meals.
Also known as French beans are a great source of dietary fiber which acts like a bulk laxative. They are also powerful antioxidants and great for people who are on a healthy diet, due to the low calories.
They are known for the enormous effects on the human body as well as hygiene. They are also famous for being beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as atherosclerosis.
Low in fat and cholesterol, cauliflower is a powerful antioxidant which is perfect for improving your health and diet. An amazing source of vitamin C, cauliflower prevent infections and bacteria from attaching our bodies.
Studies have shown that eggplant is great for controlling high blood cholesterol as well as preventing cancer, aging and inflammation. Eggplant is easy to find and it is inexpensive.
Asparagus is great for your bowels, due to the presence of dietary fiber, many recommend it for conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and dropsy. Rich in folates, low in calories, asparagus should be on your grocery shopping list.
It’s a great source of minerals such as iron, copper, potassium, and manganese as well as many vitamins like the B-complex group of vitamins, rarely found in foods.
The collard leaves are extremely nutritive, low in calories and cholesterol-free. They contain a soluble and insoluble dietary fiber which protect us from constipation, cancer diseases and hemorrhoids and they also help control LDL cholesterol levels.
It’s an extremely nutritive veggie and it’s rich in health-boosting ingredients, such as vitamin K and A as well as the B-complex group vitamin. Spinach is also famous for the presence of iron among the other minerals present in this veggie.
This veggie contains an antioxidant compound called sulforaphane which has been proven to have a positive effect on breast, colon and ovarian cancers. Small in size, huge in benefits.
Garlic contains a compound called allicin, compound famous for reducing cholesterol as well as having anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Don’t let the strong flavor and odor stop you from consuming it, you know it’s worth it.
This nutritious leafy veggie is rich in so many nutritive compounds which only complement our health and keep us young and healthy. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin K as well as vitamin A.
Low in calories, rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, okra is definitely weight watchers’ favorite. It’s great for controlling and reducing body weight, in a healthy way.
The high content of fiber and insulin in escarole helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels in patients who are obese and diabetes. Rich in vitamin A and beta carotene, both ingredients known for their antioxidant properties.
Low in calories, fat-free, mustard greens or also known as leaf mustards are extremely nutritive and contain a great amount of dietary fiber which control cholesterol levels and aid in smoother bowel movements. They help in constipation, colon cancer and hemorrhoids.
If you are trying to lose weight, then you must know, heard or even consume this low glycemic veggie. It contains less calories than any other veggie and zero cholesterol.
As you can see, all of these veggies are popular and most consumed for a reason. They all have something in common- healthy and nutritive, yet inexpensive.
Being on a healthy diet with plenty of veggies and fresh salads will cost you less than eating unhealthy, junk food. The PROs are more numerous than the CONs for veggies.