25+ Green Vegetables with Benefits

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There is a vast number of green vegetables all around the world. The color of these veggies is usually caused by the retention of chlorophyll inside the vegetable.

Although this color may not be as appealing to your eye as that of redyellow, or purple vegetables, green veggies provide lots of benefits for your body. Hence you should make these a part of your daily diet.

Without any further delay, let me present you with the largest list of green vegetables available on the market.

LIST OF GREEN VEGETABLES

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VEGETABLE

COLOR LOCATION

1.

Artichokes

Inside-Out Green

2.

Arugula

Inside-Out Green

3.

Asparagus

Inside-Out Green

4.

Broccoflower

Inside-Out Green

5.

Broccoli

Inside-Out Green

6.

Broccoli Rabe

Inside-Out Green

7.

Brussels Sprouts

Inside-Out Green

8.

Spinach

Inside-Out Green

9.

Green Beans

Inside-Out Green

10.

Green Bell Peppers

Inside-Out Green

11.

Celery

Inside-Out Green

12.

Chayote Squash

Inside-Out Green

13.

Snow Peas

Inside-Out Green

14.

Green Hot Peppers

Inside-Out Green

15.

Leeks

Inside-Out Green

16.

Lettuce

Inside-Out Green

17.

Green Onions

Inside-Out Green

18.

Peas

Inside-Out Green

19.

Watercress

Inside-Out Green

20.

Cucumbers

Outside Green

21.

Chinese Cabbage

Outside Green

22.

Green Cabbage

Outside Green

23.

Endive

Outside Green

24.

Okra

Outside Green

25.

Zucchini

Outside Green

IMAGE GALLERY OF GREEN VEGETABLES

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ARTICHOKES

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ARUGULA

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ASPARAGUS

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BROCCOFLOWER

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BROCCOLI

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BROCCOLI RABE

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS

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SPINACH

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GREEN BEANS

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GREEN BELL PEPPERS

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CELERY

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CHAYOTE SQUASH

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SNOW PEAS

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GREEN HOT PEPPERS

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LEEKS

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LETTUCE

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GREEN ONIONS

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PEAS

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WATERCRESS

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CUCUMBERS

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CHINESE CABBAGE

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GREEN CABBAGE

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ENDIVE

green okra-min

OKRA

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ZUCCHINI

BENEFITS OF GREEN VEGETABLES FOR YOUR BODY

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Green vegetables are not only tasty and refreshing but also an excellent choice for those who love salads. What is more, these veggies are also full of beneficial substances for your body, such as:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Folate
  • Lutein & Zeaxanthin (Carotenoids)
  • Quercetin
  • Chlorophyll

There are several other helpful substances present, but there are only trace amounts and that is why I have decided not to mention these in this article.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A (more precisely its plant-based form called provitamin A or beta-carotene) is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals. Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin A in kale, collards, turnip greens, and spinach. Also, there is a substantial amount of this vitamin in brightly colored fruits such as cantaloupe, grapefruit, papaya, and apricots.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a well-known substance. Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals.

Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin C in peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, snow peas, cabbage, and many more. Also, it is available in yellow or even red fruits, including guava, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and papaya.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E is a necessary substance that makes your body function well. Actually, it has several benefits:

There are countless benefits of vitamin E. Except for many green vegetables, you can find vitamin E in green fruits (such as avocado), and various nuts, and seeds.

VITAMIN K

Vitamin K is an incredible substance that is widely available in dark leafy greens and has many health benefits for your body:

There are countless benefits of vitamin K. Except for many green vegetables, such as kale, spring onions, and cabbage. You can find vitamin K also in prunes.

FOLATE

A folate is a natural form of vitamin B9 that is available in various types of foods. Except helping your body to get rid of free radicals, this substance is connected with following benefits:

You can find folate in dark leafy greens, broccoli, asparagus, and peas. Except these, you can find it also in yellow fruits (bananas, papayas, oranges, and grapefruits) and in red fruits (strawberries or raspberries).

LUTEIN & ZEAXANTHIN (CAROTENOIDS)

Carotenoids, in general, are very potent antioxidants that protect your body from harmful free radicals. Usually, these substances are connected with these benefits:

As you can see, there are many benefits of carotenoids that are widely available in the veggies you eat.

QUERCETIN

Quercetin is another flavonoid hidden inside brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids, in general, have potent antioxidant properties and provide your body with these benefits:

As you can see, quercetin is a very potent substance that can help your body to function much better. It can be found most commonly in various types of peppers.

CHLOROPHYLL

Chlorophyll is a green pigment available in various foods. It comes with several health benefits for your body:

As you can see, this plant-based green pigment is very useful so do not forget to add some ripe-green fruits into your daily diet.

Just a girl obsessed with everything related to weight loss & feeling healthy. Christine is my pen name and I hope you will love the stuff I write. Been researching diets & health since 2013 and my articles helped over 12 000 000 readers to date. Please keep in mind that this site is for informational purposes only and that you always need to consult your decisions with your doctor.