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Monday, February 21, 2011

Different Veggies To Add To Your Family's Diet

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By Emilio Martin

Any time the conversation of vegetables comes up with the kids, chances are they are reluctant to try new ones. If you are not eating vegetables yourself, this is setting a bad example. It is important for both you and your children to get the nutrients that only vegetables can provide.

Here are some great veggie options to add into the mix, whether it is just for you or the entire family.

It should come as no surprise that spinach is incredibly healthy. This has been preached to us since the early days of Popeye, and the health benefits of spinach are vast. Eat more spinach, plain and simple.

One vegetable that has been gaining popularity in recent years is Brussels sprouts. These delicious mini-cabbage like vegetables can be served in a number of ways and go well with almost any type of meal.

When it comes to getting vitamin C from your diet, one vegetable trumps the rest; red peppers. In fact, red peppers give you more than a whole day's value of vitamin C.

When it comes to getting your vitamin K, asparagus is one of the best things you can eat. Grilled asparagus is a personal favorite of mine, but check out some recipes about the different ways you can incorporate this veggie into your diet.

One other type of vegetable that you or your children may enjoy trying is red bell peppers. Try adding some peppers into an omelet the next time you make eggs, or into a fresh garden salad to add some zing to it.

Hopefully you learned something new about some vegetables, which you may have been hesitant to try prior to reading this article.

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