Corn Is the Most Popular Veggie, But is it the Healthiest?
We all know we need to eat more veggies, but we also know lots of people don’t love veggies – or at least the ones that are the best for us. In fact, a survey found that the most popular veggie, according to 91.4% of respondents, is corn, followed closely by potatoes (91.2%). Then there are the 25% of respondents who said they had never eaten a vegetable.
I personally don’t eat vegetables regularly because the produce usually rots before I can eat it, and I feel terrible about food going to waste. Plus, vegetables are too expensive to buy in the first place. Also, I'm no chef, so I find veggies take too long to prepare, and honestly I'm not even sure how to cook them properly. And dipping them in ranch totally negates any nutritional value.
I am motivated to increase my vegetable intake because I finally understand how crucial a component of a healthy diet they are. It's never to late to start enjoying the benefits of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
If you’re also trying to be healthier this year and eat more vegetables, you may as well eat the ones that pack the most nutritional punch. Hint: Corn didn’t make the list of experts’ recommendations for the best veggies to have during your next meal. So, keep reading to find out which they consider the healthiest vegetables
According to experts, these are the most nutritious veggies. Spinach, watercress, broccoli, carrots and green beets. Incorporating these specific vegetables in your diet will not only improve your immune system, but also reduce your risk of cancer.