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Three of the Most Underrated Vegetables

If you are like friends of mine you like to eat fruits and nutritious vegetables. You can’t wait for the weekend to come so that you can go to the local farmer’s market and catch the best deals on those expensive yams that are being sold for $1.79 per pound at the neighborhood supermarket. Maybe you are craving some cherries but the price of $2.99 per pound just doesn’t sound very appealing at the moment. Either way, vegetables have been one of man’s primary food sources since the beginning of time. Certainly, you have gotten sick before and wanted to use a home remedy instead of those dreadful pills that your doctor had prescribed for you. The beauty of eating nutritious vegetables is that all of them have a benefit and a purpose for our bodies whether we know it or not. Below are a few vegetables that have been proven to be very helpful in combating various illnesses.

The first of the nutritious vegetables are Onions. Onions have been used in the kitchen for years. Many people eat raw onions because they contribute to the proper flow of blood circulation. In genetic structure they are shaped like the body’s cells. Many studies have shown that onions help eliminate toxic materials from all of the body cells. This must be a powerful vegetable if it causes people to cry while peeling it. Scientifically speaking tears are produced to clean the epithelial layers of the eyes. A close relative of the onion is garlic, which when put in water and drank on a consistent basis has been known to help lower blood pressure and also eliminate free radicals and other cancer causing agents from the body.

Next up on the list are some of my favorite nutritious vegetables. While living in the Caribbean of the Dominican Republic, I had the opportunity to eat a great deal of avocados and eggplants. Many times I simply ate the avocado (or aguacate as its’called in Spanish) with my beans and rice and the taste was very rich. However, some people do complain that by itself an avocado is very bland and I have to agree with that statement. Eggplant (or berenjena) was made in a soup along with many other ingredients, so I could not tell how much flavor it carried, but needless to say, the soup was good. I would consider the consumption of these two vegetables very important in the life of every female alive today. The reason being is that these two veggies focus on the health and function of the womb and cervix. Ironically enough, these two vegetables resemble those body parts. Research shows that if a woman consumes one avocado per week, it balances her hormones, gets rid of unwanted birth weight, and prevents cancers of the cervix. Just how much correlation does the avocado have with the female? It takes exactly months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Last but certainly not the least we have Celery and Rhubarb. These two veggies closely resemble the bones of the human body. Amazingly enough these two nutritious vegetables foods target bone strength. Isn’t interesting how celery makes the same crunching or snapping  sound just like bones when you break it in half?  Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium as well. If you do not have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body. One cup of raw celery contains Vitamins A & B, magnesium, calcium, iron and many other nutrients.

Although veggies are not always the greatest tasting, they certainly come packed with the vitamins that we need to flourish in everyday life. Give these nutritious vegetables a try and you will feel the difference. In order to experience or feel a significant difference from consuming nutrients I would say that it takes about 90 days to feel the full effects. That is if you are trying to recover from a sickness. If you are not “sick” then you could notice a difference as early as 24 to 48 hours.


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