What are the benefits of eating vegetables?

• Vegetables are great sources of minerals and vitamins necessary for the proper functioning of the body. They contain calcium, iron and pro-vitamin A which are all necessary for healthy growth and development.

 • They reduce the risk of heart disease.

• They help to prevent being overweight (They contain virtually no fat and their caloric content is very low). They produce a sensation of being full that substantially relieves feelings of hunger.

• The fibre content of vegetables increases the volume of faecal matter and facilitates its passage through the digestive tract thereby preventing constipation.

• They increase urine production and reduce arterial blood pressure because of their potassium content.

• They contain phyto-chemicals which have preventive powers against cancer and arteriosclerosis.

• Fruits and vegetables also contain proteins apart from vitamins and minerals.

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