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The Best Vegetables to Eat Daily
World Health Day - Vegetables on Plate

As we all know, vegetables are incredibly important to our daily diets. Packed with nutrients such as vitamins, fiber and minerals, they are a key element of keeping us healthy. We are taught from a young age that we need to eat our ‘5 Fruit and Veg a day’ but should we become more aware of what are the best vegetables? Although they are all beneficial, some are just that bit better than others. Here at Willowbrook Foods, we have a wealth of experience in the vegetable industry so we know all the benefits of vegetables! 

Let us explain what vegetables are the best to eat: 


Spinach is a leading ‘superfood.’ Filled with antioxidants, which reduce the risk of chronic diseases and containing vitamin E and magnesium that support your immune system. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. With so many nutrients and benefits, of course, it is one of the best vegetables to eat. Another important fact is that spinach is also low in calories, with one cup of raw spinach only containing 7 calories. 


The fiber in carrots can help keep blood sugar levels under control. And they’re loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, which there’s evidence to suggest can lower your diabetes risk. They can strengthen your bones. Carrots are also known to help with eyesight since they contain about 4 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin A. 

-Sweet potatoes 

Like carrots, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A, to fight against cancer and improve eye health. They’re also a good source of potassium and magnesium, which help improve heart health by helping to regulate blood pressure. At Willowbrook Foods, we love potatoes but we have to say, sweet potatoes are definitely our favourite. Sweet potatoes are also beneficial for diabetics since they are low on the glycemic index scale and high in fiber. 


Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family, which includes cabbage, kale, and brussel sprouts. These vegetables are very important as they contain sulforaphane, vitamin K and C, as well as folate and potassium. Effectively, they are packed with nutrients! 

-Brusell Sprouts 

You either love them or hate them!  Similar to broccoli, they are also part of the cruciferous family of vegetables. Eating a lot of Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous veggies may help protect against cancers of the stomach, lungs, kidney, breast, bladder, and prostate. Brussel sprouts also contain kaempferol, a compound that reduces the risk of damage to cells.  

We hope you learnt some valuable information on what are the best vegetables to eat!

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