There should be plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables in our diet which are necessary for healthy body. Minimum five serving of vegetables and fruit must in daily diet. Different vegetables have different nutritional property as well as medicinal value. Generally by name of vegetable people take potato, tomato, green peas, or sometime corn. Other vegetables get ignored from meal. People make faces after sight of vegetables on dining table.
Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, okra (bhindi), lauki (bittle gourd) have lots of nutritional value as well as helpful in preventing and treating different diseases.
Some commonly ignored vegetables with lot of health benefits are as follow
Cabbage is blood purifier .It contains numerous anti-cancer and antioxidant compounds. Helps block breast cancer and suppress growth of polyps, a prelude to colon cancer. Cabbage juice helpful in ulcers. It also helps in weight reduction and hence an excellent food for obese persons. A bowl of cabbage salad fills the stomach if you eat before meals. Therefore you tend to eat much less food than you are used to. It is also good for diabetes, blisters, joint pains, burns, sores and migraine
Cauliflower also has cancer-fighting, hormone-regulating compounds as its cousins, broccoli and cabbage. Eat raw, or lightly cooked. Reduces risk of cancer, particularly of the colon, rectum and stomach. Excellent for diabetes. Rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
Karela (Momordica charantia) is used as laxative, anthelminthic and ant diabetic.. It is also useful in gout, rheumatism and sub-acute cases of the spleen and liver. It is also helpful in controlling obesity.
Eggplant (Baingan) it contains lot of vitamins and minerals. Eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many which have antioxidant activity.
According to research it contains it contains chlorogenic acid which have antimicrobial, anti-LDL (bad cholesterol) and antiviral activities
Bottle gourd(Lauki) is cooling, diuretic, sedative and anti¬bilious. It gives a feeling of relaxation after eating it. . It is rich in essential minerals, iron, protein and trace elements and fibre so it is very useful in constipation and hemorrhoid.
So try to enjoy different type of vegetables in daily diet for utmost health benefits. By just some creativity and different flavors the “boring vegetable” will give pleasant look and enjoyable taste and keep us healthy.