VegetablesVegetables contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It’s important to eat 2-3 helpings of vegetables each day. Vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked so be sure to include both kinds in your daily diet. Red bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and carrots are high in vitamin A while artichoke hearts and baked potatoes are high in antioxidants. Green bell peppers, sweet potatoes, kale and cauliflower contain vitamin C. Sweet potatoes and tomato paste are full of potassium while cooked spinach and asparagus have high levels of folate.

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