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Top 5 Benefits of Eating Vegetables


You could jeopardize your overall health if you don’t pay attention to the foods you eat. Consuming too much junk food, for example, can lead to chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, clogged arteries and more.

Making the decision to improve your lifestyle by following a primarily raw, plant-based diet is a health-conscious decision that improves your metabolism, boosts your immune system and promotes overall wellness and longevity while reducing your risk for chronic conditions like the ones listed above. Some of the most important healthy diet staples consist of vegetables, and that’s because they’re so high in nutrients and provide a multitude of benefits.

But just how favorable are veggies when it comes to overall wellness? Here are the top five benefits of eating vegetables:

1. They’re an Important Source of Nutrients
When your diet consists of eating a plethora of vegetables, you’re fueling your body with many of the vital nutrients it needs to thrive. According to Choose My Plate, a healthy eating initiative by the United States Department of Agriculture, vegetables are rich in potassium, fiber, folic acid, vitamins A and C and more.

2. They’re Low in Calories
Vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. This means you can fill up on a lunch of veggies without worrying about going over your suggested daily caloric intake. This makes it easier to eat hearty meals without worrying about counting calories, and can also aid weight loss and maintenance.

3. They Promote Optimal Gut Function
Fiber is beneficial to the body in the sense that it can reduce the occurrence of bowel problems, such as constipation. Due to the water and fiber content in most vegetables, Dr. Mercola suggests that these healthy foods nourish beneficial bacteria in the gut, which keeps it healthy and regular.

4. They’re a Natural Mood Booster
You know that following a diet rich in vegetables is great for your physical health, but have you considered how beneficial it is for your mental well-being? According to Mental Health America, following a diet that relies on nuts, whole grains, fruits, unsaturated fats and vegetables is better for mental wellness than one that consists of meat and dairy products. Additionally, MHA said that those who follow a primarily raw, plant-based diet are 30 percent less likely to develop depression.

5. They’re Great for Immunity
Since vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients, they have a great reputation for boosting the immune system. Specifically, leafy green vegetables activate T-bet, a gene that produces immune cells in the gut, according to Dr. Mercola. Those immune cells maintain immunity and inflammation, protect the body from pathogenic bacteria, improve intestinal balance and prevent food allergies.

Beyond consuming vegetables, you may consider our Advanced Superfood product. The blend of 35 organic ingredients, including cereal grass juice powders, leafy greens, microalgae, sprouts, prebiotic fibers, sea vegetables, and other vegetables, makes this product one of the most nutritious and convenient ways to fuel your body.


  1. Angela Solomon July 31, 2017

    Vegetables are packed with nutirents and so good for our bodies. This is a great reminder of how important it is to eat our vegetables.

    • Melody Hord July 31, 2017

      And drink them. I know a lady that does not like to eat vegetables, so she juices them daily because she knows how important it is to consume their nutrients.

  2. Jennifer August 2, 2017

    Great article on the importance of vegetables! It’s good to be reminded just how important getting enough vegetables in our diet truly is.

  3. Gbenga July 31, 2019

    When I eat vegetables as lunch, I do not feel hungry through the day. People ask me what I am doing to look younger.

    • Melody Hord July 31, 2019

      Gbenga, That is great. What do you usually eat for lunch? Do you eat any nuts, seeds, or dressings, …..or just vegetables?

  4. I love the commercial! My favorite is the berry superfood. I like to mix it with Barley Max or put it in a smoothie. Moringa leaf , dandelion leaf and nopali cactus are certainly vegetables that most of us don’t eat daily. The superfood provides an easy method to get additional nutrients into our diet.

  5. Annette Whitworth November 30, 2019

    This was great to read and learn about the benefits of how important to eat vegetables. I have always heard about eating vegetables will make you feel much better, so when I seen this about vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories I understand more. When my customers call and ask about the superfood product at Ha. I encourage them they should try if they not eating enough vegetables. Thanks

  6. Connie May 6, 2021

    Vegetables are a great way to get plenty of fiber and nutrients into your diet. They are very helpful in supporting the immune system and supporting good elimination.

  7. Angela July 7, 2021

    Eat your Veggies is what we have always been told and this is correct. Vegetables are so good for health. The HD Superfood is a great way to get your vegetables when your on the go. Just mix it with water or a smoothie and drink up.

  8. Not only are veggies extremely tasty, especially during the summer growing season, but they supply so many nutrients that help to boost our immune systems. Eat as many colorful veggies as possible to get the most nutrition from your food.

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