Based on the USDA diet planning a person consuming 2,000 kcalories per day should have at least 4 cups of vegetables.
On top of the many vitamins and minerals found in vegetables(dark green, red and orange, legumes, starchy) they help the human body operate optimally due to several reasons.
Prebiotics- Food components that are not digested by the human body but are used as food by the GI bacteria to promote their growth and activity.
Research suggests that prebiotics- may reduce the risk of GI infections, inflammation, and disorders; increase the bioavailability of nutrients; and regulate appetite and satiety.(understanding nutrition Whitney•Rolfes)
Although critical in the diet too much of a good thing can be harmful
Sometimes compounds commonly found I'm certain leafy green vegetables and legumes bind with minerals making them unavailable for absorption.
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