What is the healthiest vegetable?

Leafy green "Dark leafy greens get a lot of attention and for good reason," she says. "They have vitamin K, they’re rich in calcium and a host of different antioxidants.

Cruciferous vegetables make another great addition to one's diet. Those include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and bok choy, among others. 

Spinach, beet greens and chard contain oxalates, which can bind to minerals like calcium and inhibit their absorption. 


these vegetables are still good sources of vitamin K, lutein and vitamin C, so it’s not a reason to avoid them, or any other vegetable, completely.  

Starch vegetables, which include potatoes, corn, squash, peas and carrots and others, often get a bad rap because of their carbohydrate content.  

"Those have a host of nutrients, but also do provide carbohydrates and they can elevate blood sugar levels 

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