The Potential Health Benefits of Vegetable Crops

*Waleed Fouad Abobatta
Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Giza, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Waleed Fouad Abobatta
Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Giza, Egypt
Email:wabobatta@arc.sci.eg

Published on: 2021-12-20

Abstract

Vegetable crops represent essential components of the dietary diet, it is considered a rich source of numerous phytochemicals that play important role in maintaining human health. All vegetable crops are nutritious, while, there are some crops that have higher phytochemicals and nutritional ingredients than other varieties, like tomatoes, sweet potato, broccoli, potatoes, asparagus, carrots, peppers, and dark leafy greens that contain different beneficial nutrients. Vegetable crops are considered one of the main sources of vital nutrients that include antioxidants, polyphenols, carotenoids, vitamins, flavonoids, minerals, carbohydrates, and dietary fibers, which have a protective impact and reduce the negative effects of oxidative damage induced by free radicals. There are several health benefits of vegetable crops such as decreasing inflammation due to their phytochemical components particularly carotenoids, which attributed to their higher contents of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, vitamins, minerals, etc. Therefore, the consumption of vegetable crops as a part of a healthy diet plays a useful role for humans in the maintenance of body health and preventing various chronic diseases. Eating vegetable crops is considered one of the main relevant strategies to prevent the human body from different health complications particularly cardiovascular disease and infection of non-communicable diseases. All vegetable crops are nutritious and contain different beneficial ingredients, but there are some crops varieties rich with phytochemicals and nutritional ingredients than other varieties like potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, taro, and dark leafy greens. Consequently, there are numerous roles of these crops in preventing chronic disease, enhancing cognition, and protecting heart-healthy.

Keywords

Antioxidants, Carotenoids, Flavonoids, Polyphenols, Vegetable Crops, Vitamins

Introduction

Vegetable crops are considered essential sources of important phytochemicals compounds that have great potential in keeping humans healthy, it is very essential components particularly for pregnant women, infants, and children to provide adequate supplemental nutrition. All vegetable crops are nutritious like cauliflower, cucumber, garlic, kale, onions, while, there are some crops that have higher phytochemicals and nutritional ingredients than other varieties, like tomatoes, sweet potato, broccoli, potatoes, asparagus, carrots, peppers, and dark leafy greens that contain different beneficial nutrients.

Vegetable crops are higher contents of several phytochemical components such as flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamins, dietary fibers, carbohydrates, minerals …etc. Therefore, daily consumption of vegetable crops is very useful for humans in both as maintenance of health and preventing various chronic diseases. Consuming vegetable crops as a part of a healthy diet, considered one of the main relevant strategies to prevent the human body from different health complications particularly cardiovascular disease and infection of noncommunicable diseases.

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