You should be! Today (June 17th) is Eat Your Vegetables Day, so in honor of our leafy green friends we put together a photo essay of women who agree that vegetables are worth your love. We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos and some surprising facts.
Per calorie, broccoli contains more protein than a steak. Moreover, while it takes only 34 gallons of water to produce a pound of broccoli, it takes 1847 gallons of water to produce one pound of steak. So the next time you try Meatless Mondays, think how much water you are saving the planet by choosing broccoli over beef!
Cayenne pepper is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and helps stop bleeding when poured on an open wound.
An apple will keep you energized longer than a cup of coffee.
35% of an adult’s daily requirement of vitamin C can be found in a medium-sized potato.
Asparagus and arugula have an extremely high amount of vitamin K, promoting bone health and giving them a substantial role in the treatment plan for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
At 7384mg per 100g, pumpkin gives you 246% of your daily vitamin A intake. The body uses vitamin A in maintaining a healthy immune system, good vision and cell growth.
Onions are a rich source of chromium, which helps facilitate insulin action and controls sugar levels in for diabetics.
Share with us your favorite vegetable or even your favorite recipe in the comments below and inspire your friends and family to eat their veggies today!