Best of the Best Vegetables

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Get the most nutrients out of the best of the best vegetables, nutritionally speaking!

Start With Leafy Greens

Swiss Chard Swiss chard, kale, spinach and collards rank among the top vegetables for their nutrition boosters.

Vitamin K and carotenoids run rampant -- and do you a world of good. In addition, they contain impressive amounts of calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin C.

Brussels sprouts and broccoli are in the same ballpark.

Move On to Vitamin K

Asparagus, endive and romaine lettuce gets top ranks, as well, because of their vitamin K.

Red peppers are the only vegetable with more than a full day's worth for vitamin C (they've got twice as much as their nearest competitor, broccoli).

Next in line

Baked Potato Decent sources of vitamin K and brimming with vitamin C are cauliflower, kohlrabi and green pepper, with about one-half-a-day's worth of each.

Avocado, parsnips and peas supply both fiber and folate.

A baked potato with the skin trounces its skinless version. The skin supplies much of your fiber and iron.

Last but not least!

Iceberg lettuce and celery boost your vitamin K stores, while turnips and radishes chip in a good dose of vitamin C. In fact, many have at least five percent of a day's worth of two or three different nutrients.

Take yellow squash -- it delivers at least five percent of a day's carotenoids, vitamin C, fiber and vitamin K. Add them up and you have a good reason to throw some on the grill.

What's more, all vegetables harbor valuable phytochemicals.

Onions and garlic, for example, contain flavonoids and allium compounds.

It is too early, however, to say whether they prevent cancer, heart disease or anything else -- but don't let that stop you! Without onions and garlic... well, why even bother cooking?

Cruciferous Counts

Bok choy, Brussels sprout, kale, cabbage and cauliflower are the "kings" of the vegetable world. A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sasys they lower inflammation levels. Women who reported eating more cruciferous vegetables had up to 25-percent lower levels of markers of inflammation than those who didn't partake. Eating more vegetables cut inflammation, but no category had a greater impact than the cruciferous kind.

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Did You Know?

According to a study from the University College London, you can slash your annual risk of death by eating at least seven fruit and vegetable servings daily.

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