Beyond Weight Loss: 4 Ways Vegetables Improve Your Health
Doctors across the country are prescribing fruits and vegetables to their overweight and obese patients. But the health benefits extend beyond weight loss.
1. They’re full of phytonutrients. These plant-based micronutrients may protect against chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
2. They feed your body — and your brain. According to Mark Hyman, MD, plant-based carbohydrates such as vegetables and fruits play an integral role in brain function and mood regulation.
3. They’re a good source of fiber, a natural detoxifier that impacts health in more ways than one.
4. You can grow your own. The act of tending a garden has numerous health benefits beyond the edible harvest, thanks to the physical.