the most healthy veggie? = carrots

@bignik (273)
Italy
March 7, 2009 12:12am CST
Hi to all , my personal view is that carrots are one of the most healthy veggie out there , besides our most healthy fruit i think is apples , oranges and lemons , carrots have a huge amount of healthy nutrients , and of course beta carotene , which is good for our skin , if you think there is another veggie that can beat the carrot please tell me i would be very interested, thanks and greetings bignik
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@ank_47 (1961)
• India
8 Mar 09
Vegetables are low in calories and packed with vitamins , minerals , antioxidants and phytochemicals . Carrots contain a very large amount of vitamin A and they also contain falcarinol , which may prevent cancer. nutritional value in 100g carrot is : energy 48 /11 kj/kcal , water 92 % , fiber 3.3 g , fat 0 g , protein 0.6 g , sugar 2.2 g , vit.A 312 ug , vit.C 2 mg , vit.B1 0.03 mg , vit.B2 0.03 mg, vit.B6 0.08 mg , vit.E 0.2 mg. where as nutritional value of 100g apple is : energy 207/49 kj/kcal ,water 84 %, fiber 2.3 g, fat 0 g , protein 0.4 g, sugar 11.8 g , vitamin-A 2 ug , vitamin-c 15 mg ,vitamin b1 0.02 mg , vitamin-b2 0.01 gms , vitamin b6 0.05 mg, vitamin E 0.5 mg. Research has been done to see which fruit is the most nutritious. It appears that Guava is also the most nutritious fruit. nutritional value of guava : energy 306/72 kj/kcal , water 81 % , fiber 5.3 g , fat 0 g , protein 1.0 g, sugar 17.0 g , vitamin A 30 ug ,vitamin c 218 mg , vitamin b1 0.04 mg , vitamin b2 0.04 mg , vitamin b6 0.14 mg .
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
HI ANK-47 , thanks for this great response with details , but as i said i dont find many tropical fruits where i live , as for guavas i do know them because i used to live in south africa many years ago and do miss south africa and guavas and grenadillas, greetings bignik
@elysium (169)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I believe all vegetables are equally healthy for us. If you overeat one type of vegetable, then that vegetable can become a bad thing for you. It is better to eat a wide range of vegetables, instead of just one vegetable. Besides, overeating carrots can pigment your skin into yellow, bronze, or orange because there may be an excess of carotene.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi elysium , i really dont eat carrots every day but atleast 3 times a week and my skin doesnt go yellow or orange , and i also make myself fresh carrot juice mixed with fresh orange juice and celery juice also about 3 times a week , and i love it , greetings bignik
@elysium (169)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Sorry, I did not mean it like that. I meant overeating as in eating over fifteen or twenty carrots a day.
@savypat (20244)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Lets try kale, it's full of minerals and fiber, you can't aske much more from a Vegie than that.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi savypat , i dont know kale or i dont know the italian word for it , but i will look up in the dictionary , thanks for your response , greetings bignik
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
I agree with you that carrots is a healthy veggie, but here in our place, aside from carrots, malunggay leaves and malunggay veggie itself is very nutritious. Best for a lactating mother is the malunggay leaves to produce for her milk. There are also many health values from tha malunggay leaves.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi mother-earth , yes but i dont know this malunggay , would like to know more , please help , thanks for your response i really do appreciate it , greetings bignik
• China
8 Mar 09
Actually most of the people around me says carrots are the most healthy veggie and advise me to eat more carrots, a nice discussion you started, although i am not so sure if carrots are the most healthy veggie till now, at least i saw other very healty veggies from this discussion, thanks.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
HELLO xiangshuixyz , what a name , a bit difficult to spell , yes i think many people have maybe different preferences but i still think that carrots are one of the top veggies , another that i do prefer is broccoli , thanks for your response and thanks to all who have responded greetings bignik
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
well carrots is not the only vegetable available, like for instance, tomatoes hve lycopene and also good for the skin and anti-aging. the best thing to do is to eat different fruit and vegetables.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
HI sophie , yes i also love tomatoes and do eat different veggies and fruits , but as i say maybe i am addicted to carrots , they are my favourite , greetings bignik
• India
8 Mar 09
If you need a vitamin rich then you can have beetroot also apart from carrot.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi gayathri , thanks for your response , but where i live i cant find fresh beetroot , i do find precooked though is it also good , greetings bignik
• United States
7 Mar 09
I love carrots. I believe they are very healthy and they are great for the eyes for seeing better in the dark and is great for the skin. Another great veggie is the avocado. Avocados contain oleic acid.It lowers cholesterol. Avocados are a good source of potassium. A mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. It's very good for circulatory,heart disease and blood pressure. If you have poor circulation eat some avocados.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi imaginelove , well where i live avvocados do cost a bit , an avvocado can cost me about 2 dollars each , when i find them, and i do love avvocados , as i used to live in south africa many years ago , thanks for the info on avvocados , can you immagine that where i live now it costs less to buy 1 chilo of bananas than a chilo of tomatoes , the world has gone a little haywire, greetings bignik
@buggles64 (2713)
• United States
7 Mar 09
Well, I definitely need to be eating more carrots. I love carrots, they are nice and cruncy and taste especially good when they are dipped in spinach dip. I love apples too, but my teeth are so sensitive that when i first bite into them the cold hurts my teeth. Not only are carrots good for your teeth, but they are good for your eyes, and skin. I love your avatar by the way. The golden retriever is my favorite dog!
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi buggles , as maybe you have sensitive teeth try grated carrots or sliced finely , more digestible , and for my avatar many years ago i did have a golden retriever , always had dogs untill today, i love animals , greetings bignik
• Lubbock, Texas
7 Mar 09
I won't disagree with you. Carrots are amazingly nutritious, but need to be backed up with other veggies. Any veggie with a deep color such as leafy greens, broccoli, sweet potatoes, egg plant etc. are very high in nutrients. Someone posted a discussion on here a while back that told what main vitamin each color represented. I've known from childhood that a colorful meal was a well rounded meal. So not knocking the carrots, but eat a variety of fruits and veggies.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
hello to you beaddoodler , i can only agree with you on the colour of veggies and fruit it is amazing that the LORD created all these lovely colourfull foods which is delighting in our eyesight and also very healthy , i personaly changed my diet a few years ago and dont eat any more so called junk foods , and if i am around and about i take a few fruits with me , greetings bignik
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Yes carrot is the one of the best veggies!!
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi joshuachu , and i personaly agree with you , it is really a great veggie, and i love it grated as a salad and a drop of olive oil, greetings bignik
• United States
7 Mar 09
actually carrots even though they say have a nutrient thats good for eyesight (which there is) you get enough of that nutrient in your normal diet, but if you ate carrots all the time theres a chemical that if you intake to much you can go blind, I'd provide a source, but it was in a written document but it is a plausible source i just forget the name, so I'd have to say spinach is the most healthy
@bignik (273)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Hi irishfury , i have know knowledge that too much can be harmfull, but we all know that to exhagerate is harmfull in all things , as for too much spinach it can cause bladder stones, greetings bignik
@dismalgrin (2606)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I have always thought of brocoli (sp) as the most healthy veggie. It helps prevent cancer, provides fiber in abundance, and has a lot of vitamin C in it. Of course all of the veggies are very good for you and you should have a variety of them in your life. But, if I want to whip up a healthy snack for my children when they have been going through a junk food spurt I choose the brocoli. My oldest loves it, but second not so much, and my 3rd... well it remains to be seen, but he does love his veggies! Haha.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
7 Mar 09
Hi dismalgrin , thanks ror your post, i also love broccoli , but as i said there is something strange about fresh carrots , that they are really very healthy , my favourite is finely grated carrots one orange sliced and a drop of olive oil, greetings bignik
• United States
7 Mar 09
Hmmmm, I think I'm going to go with Spinach. High in vitamin A,C,K and Folic Acid. Also it has a lot of minerals in it as well Calcium, Iron, Magnesium. Very low in sugar, unlike carrots which are high in sugars. Plus it made Popeye strong, Lol.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
7 Mar 09
Hi Angela , i really got a good smile from your post , yes i also love spinach and i am not as strong as popeye but also enjoy baby spinach raw as a salad , greetings bignik
• United States
7 Mar 09
i think that all veggies are healthy in one way or another. they are all good for you and they all give off different vitamins that your body needs to survive.
@bignik (273)
• Italy
7 Mar 09
Hi Melissa , yes i do think all veggies are good for us , but i will do more research on carrots because i am convinced they have some strange property that makes me feel better the day after, maybe ive become addicted to raw carrots , hehehe. greetings bignik
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
I love eating carrots, they are nice. In my opinion, vegetables refer to something green and leafy, which contains a lot of vitamins. I thinking moringa leafs are rich in vitamins and also ampalaya. The greener the vegetable, the better.
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Here in our country,Philippines malunggay is also one of the best vegetables.It has all the vitamins and minerals and calcium our body needs.Compared with the price of carrots,it is much cheaper because you don't have to spend much money to include this in your meal it is readily available all year round.Now especially more researches are made it is a very important vegetables here.It can supply the much needed vitamins,minerals calcium and iron a newborn baby needs if only the lactating mother will believe in its potentials.
9 Mar 09
Apples are not that healthy. They are, nutritionally, quite worthless. Plums are high in vit C, more than is in oranges. Blueberry is one of the healthiest fruits. Anti-oxidant rich, so jelps reduce aging. The healthiest veg is anything green or red. You should strive for a baalance though, and a lot of variety.
@vicky30 (4771)
• India
9 Mar 09
Another vegetable that beats carrot is beetroot.It has got a lot of vitamins and minerals in them.It also has to power to prevent us from being old quickly.Yes carrot is good for the skin.It also keeps our eyes safe from not losing vision.I mostly have it as salads or juice.
• Canada
7 Mar 09
i wouldn't surprise it if was carrot as bunny eats carrots and we all know the energizer bunny. going...going....going....