After some research, 10 of the healthiest vegetables to include in your diet have been determined:
Sweet Potatoes - Unlike regular potatoes, they are often referred to as "antidiabetic" vegetables. Sweet potatoes actually stabilize blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance, as well as being packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
Mushrooms: Although they are technically mushrooms, they deserve a place on the list because they are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, antioxidant, and minerals. Mushrooms also offer medicinal properties that reduce inflammation, decrease cancer risk, increase immune function, and support detoxification.
Avocados: Rich in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that lowers bad cholesterol "LDL", increases good cholesterol "HDL" and offers protection against breast cancer.
Spinach - Contains at least 13 different flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Also high in B vitamins, crucial in the production of serotonin, a chemical that boosts mood.
Broccoli: Contains components that help regulate a system of cancer-fighting enzymes in your body, while also helping to stop the growth of cancer cells. It also contains sulforaphane, which increases the detoxification ability of your liver.
Tomatoes: contain lycopene that helps protect against certain types of cancer. Cooked tomatoes contain even more lycopene than fresh ones.
Eggplants - Loaded with vitamins and minerals, eggplants help protect against cancer, aid in weight loss due to the high amount of fiber, and help improve skin tone.
Artichokes: Filled with potassium, vitamin C, folic acid and magnesium. These are low in calories and packed with nutrition.
Bok Choy - Known as Chinese cabbage, these leafy greens are rich in potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C.
Brussels Sprouts: For a green vegetable, they are rare in protein and are an excellent source of vitamins C and K.