We have all heard that vegetables are important for our overall health. That is why parents constantly remind their children to eat their vegetables and even sneak vegetables into their children’s favorite meals. But what do vegetables actually do for our bodies? More than we sometimes realize. Eating vegetables as part of a healthy diet may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing heart disease, obesity, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes. This is because vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and have no cholesterol. They also are packed full of nutrients, including dietary fiber, potassium, …
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