Showing posts with label potassium. Show all posts
Showing posts with label potassium. Show all posts

Monday 7 November 2022

Facts On Vegetables - Vani Pandey

 Don't like vegetables? Know the facts.

When your mother says there is something delicious to eat for dinner and then sits down to eat, you often find yourself eating a vegetable salad or curry with vegetables you don't like. You always think that junk food is so tastier than vegies that mom makes. But have you ever wondered why your mother tells you not to eat junk food? Instead, she tells you to eat fresh vegetables? 

Why is it important to eat vegetables?

Vegetables are a great source of many vitamins and minerals, including potassium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. They also contain a lot of fibres. They are low-calorie and low-fat.

We should eat vegetables regularly to lower our risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancer by adding them to our diet. Do you know that whether the vegetables are fresh, frozen, canned, or dried, they are nutritious? 

Apart from eating, here are fun facts about vegetables.

  • You can temporarily dye your hair with beetroot.
  • Mushrooms have their own immune system.
  • Eating a massive amount of carrots can indeed make the yellowish body orange.
  • The city Chicago is named after garlic as 'Chicagaoua' is an Indian word for wild garlic.
  • Pumpkin first appeared in the 17th century when the Cinderella tale was written.

Vani Pandey
Gyanshree School