It’s not news that vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals that are associated with improved gastrointestinal health and vision, reduced risk of arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer. Vegetables may work
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You’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods” and may be wondering how these fit into a healthy dietary pattern. The answer starts with vegetables. Diane L. McKay, PhD, a professor and researcher at Tufts and the Tufts consulting editor for this report, explains: “They’re all super! Eating a variety of vegetables
Eat your greens is the takeaway from new research that supports and expands on previous data pointing to the health benefits of vegetables. The study investigated vegetables in general, but also examined how specific types of vegetables may influence atherosclerosis: a narrowing of the arteries due to cholesterol plaques that
Your mother was right to tell you to eat your vegetables when you were a child—and that’s still good advice for adults, regardless of your age. On the Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults, vegetables occupy more space than any other food group for several healthful reasons.
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