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Dec05
Eat Greens And Be Young !!!!!
Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
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1. Potassium - help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Rich sources are sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.

2. Dietary fiber - helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
3. Folate (folic acid) - helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.
4. Vitamin A - keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections
5. Vitamin C - helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.

So friends, to be fresh and look young you need to eat fresh veggies...


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