Health Tip: Get More Nutrients From Veggies

Choose them wisely

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- Vegetables can be excellent sources of nutrients, but some veggies are better than others.

The Myplate.gov website suggests:

  • Choosing potassium-rich vegetables such as sweet potatoes, white potatoes, tomato products, kidney beans, lima beans, spinach, soybeans and lentils.
  • Using sauces and seasonings sparingly, because they can quickly add fat and calories. Read nutrition labels and stick to plain vegetables.
  • Cutting down on sodium by preparing fresh vegetables instead of packaged or processed meals.
  • Looking for canned vegetables marked low-sodium, no-sodium or no salt added.

--

Last Updated: