Hands Down, These Are the 5 Healthiest Vegetables You Can Eat
We pick the brains of models day in and day out. We’re constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards, trying to uncover their elusive model secrets. We hear a lot about eating clean and avoiding sugar, but rarely do we hear diet tips from a model who also happens to have her degree in nutritional science. That’s exactly what we found in Alicia Rountree. The Mauritian model (she’s got the island hair and bronzed glow to prove it) is also a certified nutritionist and a restaurateur (she has be able to put her knowledge into practice, right?), and today she’s sharing her secrets with us.
Vegetables are one of the healthiest food groups you can add to your diet—but how do vegetables stack up against one another and which are the best to invest our time in preparing? If eating clean and maximizing nutrient intake is a personal health goal, knowing what vegetables to keep on your grocery list can go a long way in satisfying your fitness goals. One of the best benefits of eating a lot of vegetables is that you can eat large quantities and stay satiated for long afterwards. Add these five vegetables to your diet to eat clean and banish bloat.
If you are looking for a nutrient boost in your diet, zucchini’s one of the healthiest vegetables. It’s very low in calories but gives you a feeling of being full and satisfied after a meal.
A trick I use with this veggie is to boil the skin of a zucchini and drink the water from it first thing in the morning. It really purifies the body and keeps you well hydrated with a nutrient boost.
Cucumber is nutrient-dense and helps with water retention and bloating in the body. Made up of 95% water, it keeps you fuller for longer. Try making a smoothie made with cucumbers, watercress, mint, and apple for a refreshing, vitamin-filled drink.
Known for their cancer-fighting phytonutrients, cruciferous vegetables reduce inflammation and balance blood sugar. Broccoli is a great source of fiber and calcium while cauliflower contains a large amount of vitamin C, and Brussels sprouts are a great source of folate and vitamins A and C—all helpful for keeping your metabolism running smoothly.
Up next, see which five foods slow your metabolism down the most.