8 Vegetables You Should Eat and Other 8 Vegetables You Should Ignore

  • Publish date: Sunday، 30 September 2018 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
8 Vegetables You Should Eat and Other 8 Vegetables You Should Ignore
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We all know the importance of eating vegetables on a daily basis, while being keen on eating a variety of vegetables to provide the body with the essential nutrients such as minerals and vitamins. This leads many people around the world to make their diet entirely or partially dependent on vegetables, and most people like to eat tasty vegetables. All of the above is well, and even these are healthy habits for sure. However, what some people do not know is that some vegetables are more important than they expect, while other vegetables have low and unimportant nutrients.
Let us find out through the following article which vegetables to eat and which to ignore:   
Vegetables We Should Eat:
Radish:

Radish
If you are looking for vegetables that are tasty and nutritional at the same time, then eat this root vegetable (radish). It can be added to all kinds of salad, as it is high in fibers and potassium, low in calories and carbohydrates and contains components that fight and prevent cancer.
Cucumber:

Cucumber
It is one of everybody’s favorite vegetables, as it is rich in fluids, delicious and has a sweet smell. It can be eaten with many foods and dishes such as salads, eggs or cheeses; it can also be eaten alone with no additions. 
Zucchini:

Zucchini
It has characteristics that are similar to cucumber, and is easy to digest, a stomach relaxant and very easy and fast to cook.
White Turnip:

White Turnip
Turnip is rich in fluids and dissolvable fibers, high in antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer and contains vitamins C, A, and E, manganese and beta-carotene. As for the roots, they are a rich source for vitamin C, and turnip leaves contain a large number of antioxidants. 
Yam:

Yam
Its characteristics are similar to those of white turnip; in addition to that, it is good for the intestines. It is also a great source of vitamins such as C and B6. Actually, only one cup of yam provides about 20% of the daily need of each of these nutrients.
Carrot:

Carrot
Carrot is one of most people’s favorite vegetables, and is a light, fast and healthy meal. Carrot can be cooked with many dishes such as spaghetti or can be boiled and eaten with meat. It is an important source of vitamins B, C and D, beta-carotene, oleic acid, potassium, magnesium and fibers. 
Celery:

Celery
Celery must be added to diet, as it contains 16 calories only and is rich in vitamin K. it can help reduce cholesterol.
Pepper:

Pepper
Pepper is delicious when added to salad or even when stuffed with rice and meat. Pepper of different kinds is rich in vitamin C, fibers, potassium and magnesium.

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Vegetables to Stay Away From:
Artichoke:

Artichoke
Artichoke is high in indigestible fibers, and is harmful for patients with liver diseases. 
Brussels Sprouts:

Brussels Sprouts
You will not be pleased when you eat a cup of Brussels sprouts if you suffer from any intestines problems, as they cause gas and bloating. If you must eat it, then it is better to eat it cooked.
Cauliflower:

Cauliflower 
Cauliflower has many benefits but at the same time causes gas and bloating in addition to being rich in sulfur. In rare cases, it may cause allergy and itching.
Canned Tomatoes:

Canned Tomatoes
Fresh tomatoes have countless benefits; however, when it comes to canned tomatoes they actually do the opposite. This is because most of cans are made of a chemical named bisphenol-A that interacts with tomatoes acidity which in turn will be very harmful.
Peas:

Peas
Peas are high in sugars that are difficult to digest. These sugars actually feed the bacteria in the intestines, which may cause bloating. Peas also contain polyols, which are known to cause a variety of stomach problems including abdominal cramps, diarrhea and gas. 
Onion:

Onion
Do not eat onion if you suffer from intestines problems, as it contains fructan, a type of known carbohydrates which cause gas, bloating and stomach disorder.
Pumpkin:

Pumpkin
Pumpkin comes in fifth place among the 5 most dangerous vegetables, not due to its components but for being very difficult to cut when preparing it for cooking and it often causes wounds to the cooks. The same benefits found in it can be obtained from similar vegetables such as carrot and squash.
Potatoes:

Potatoes
Although it is impossible to imagine our lives without potatoes, however, we should eat them less. Because, they are rich in carbohydrates which cause an acute increase of blood sugar and insulin, and consuming a cup only has the same effect of a soda can on the blood. Therefore, we must choose alternatives such as brown rice and quinoa.