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You will find that the vegetables on this list are not very common so don't be surprised if you don't find too many favorites here. Let's take a look at these.
Artichoke, Eggplant, Okra, Split Peas, Avocado, Celery, Chickpeas, Cucumber, Green Beans, Kidney Beans, Lentil Beans, Navy Beans, Radishes, Turnips, Zucchini
It looks like the majority of these vegetables are legumes, however they are actually vegetables if you recall my mentioning it in one of my previous blogs. Although all of these are not considered the cream of the crop as far as providing health benefits they are still very important to include in your diet. So, if you haven't been eating a lot of these it would be a good idea to start doing so. There are a lot of great recipes for the legumes that I will include later on.
I think you should re-examine the health-promoting benefits of some of them, especially asparagus. Asparagus is loaded with great things for good health -- it's one of the world's healthiest foods. Asparagus is definitely in the "cream of the crop" category.
Thank you, David, you are absolutely right, Asparagus should be in the "cream of the crop" category. I have corrected this error.
I have always heard that Avocado is a great veggie(fruit?) and could be sustaining if it was the only thing you ate. Not that anyone would do that. Are you putting it on the list because of Fat content? I'm not saying live on one veggie alone but it's hard for me to consider any of these items second best...they are all regulars in our house (especially with my kids!)! Could you clarify for me...Thanks!
I didn't mean to imply that these vegetables are not great since they are not listed in the "cream of the crop" category. What I meant is that according to research they are not as superior in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients however they are still very important to have in your diet so enjoy your avocado - this is one of my favorite veggie and I eat it quite often myself - and whatever else is on this list and have confidence that you and your kids are eating healthy.