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Caloric Content Of Vegetables - All About Vegetables And Nutrition

In order to maintain good health, it is important to know how much calories we are ingesting. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to do—whether it is losing weight or simply an attempt to maintain good health, vegetables are your best bet. If you are on a special diet, you could also supplement it with vegetables and fruits. In fact, many believe that selected vegetables make for an anti aging diet. Eating vegetables daily can keep you healthy.

It is recommended that you should eat at least three servings of fruits everyday and about five servings of vegetables per day. For optimum nutrition, bright colored vegetables containing high amounts of beta carotene are recommended. Differently colored vegetables have different nutrients. For example, the green leafy vegetables have high amounts of roughage and minerals. Therefore, try to include an array of differently colored vegetables in your daily diet.

The sodium content in vegetables is naturally low. However, process foods have high quantities of sodium which is not good for health. Presence of excess sodium in the body causes the body to retain water and gain weight. Research has shown that an average person can gain up to seven extra pounds from water retention caused by excess of sodium in the body. When you lay off processed foods and switch to natural foods like vegetables, the body reduces the amount of sodium in the body therefore decreasing the amount of water retained in the body. When this retained water is expelled from the body, your weight automatically decreases.

Calorie Chart And Calorie Content Of Different Vegetables

To maintain good health, refer to the calorie chart and the recommended serving size. You can choose to make your dishes and increase the serving size according to the calories and your planned intake. The calorie count of different raw vegetables is different from the same serving of their cooked portions. The calories of condiments are also included since they are essential in preparing various dishes.

 Vegetables And Condiments 
 Serving Size 
 1 White Mushrooms 1 cup   
 2 Green Pepper 1 single pepper 24
 3 Mustard Greens 1 cup   
 4 Asparagus 4 spears   
 5 Lettuce    
 1 cup 10
 6 Sun dried tomato 1 5
 7 Dill pickle 1 8
 8 Raw Garlic 1 clove 4
 9 Broccoli 1 floweret 3
 10 Chives 1 tbsp 1
 11 Celery 1 stalk 6
 12 Cauliflower 1 floweret 3
 13 Endive 1 cup 9
 14 Seaweed 2 tbsp 4
 15 Tomato 1 slice 4
 16 Horseradish 1 tbsp 2
 17 Cabbage 1 cup 20
 18 Shallots 1 tbsp 7
 19 Spinach 1 cup 7
Submitted on January 16, 2014