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3 Healthy Vegetables That Will Surprise and Delight

3 Healthy Vegetables That Will Surprise and Delight

We all know that vegetables are exceptionally good for your overall health and wellbeing. In fact, nutritionists, medical professionals and health advisors worldwide recognise that eating vegetables each day is a crucial element of a well-balanced diet. Most vegetables are low in calories but high in essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre, each of which can do wonders for your body and overall health. 

Whilst you are likely aware of some of the classic ‘old reliable’ vegetables such as broccoli, spinach or carrots, eating the same veggies every day is likely to get a little bit repetitive at times. Even more recently popular vegetables such as kale, kelp and watercress are fantastic options, but they may start to become less enjoyable if overused. As such, we have put together a list of three unique vegetables that are not only very good for you but might also add a little bit of variety into your daily intake. 

  1. Kohlrabi 

Exceptionally rich in both fibre (5 grams per cup) and vitamin C, kohlrabi is a cabbage related vegetable that can be eaten either raw or cooked. As well as being a vegetable that is a little bit different to what you are used to, the antioxidant content of Kohlrabi makes it a powerful tool for fighting against inflammation and diabetes. 

2. Taro root 

A root vegetable choice that is popular in Africa and Asia, taro root is a bit of a wonder veggie, an excellent source of fibre, vitamin E, B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese. In term of flavour, Taro root has subtly sweet and soft texture, making it a great replacement option for potato or sweet potato in any meal. 

3. Tomatillos 

If you are looking for something that is just a little bit different to tomatoes, tomatillos are very popular in Mexican cuisine, resembling tomatoes but with a difference in hue and taste. Offering a tart taste when young and a sweeter flavour when mature, tomatillos once played an important part in the culture of the Aztecs and now serves as a fantastic source of vitamin C whilst remaining extremely low in overall calories. 

So, the next time you are looking for a unique way to keep up your intake of vegetables, keep an eye out for these three fantastic options that are not only great for you, but also very tasty and a little bit different. 

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