Give Winter White Vegetables a Chance this Season

By Brandi, selected from Diets in Review
1/20/2014 10:41:02 AM

Often we are told to go for the brighter vegetables since they are full of vitamins and nutrients. However, while colorful vegetables may get all the attention, veggies that are a more Â"wintryÂ" shade of white pack more than their share of nutritional punch.

Not only are they packed with nutrients, but white vegetables can contain compounds that can fight cancer, prevent disease, and help lower cholesterol levels. So take a break from the multi-hued produce and find a new seasonal winter white favorite.

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White potatoes

These spuds are practically fat-free, and a great source of vitamin C. They get a bad rap because of all the less-than-healthy toppings we like to pile on them. TheyÂ're also a good source of potassium, which can help with blood pressure. Just go easy on the toppings.


Several studies have linked cauliflower to cancer prevention, especially bladder, breast, colon, prostate, and ovarian cancers. Cauliflower is also a natural anti-inflammatory and can help with diseases like arthritis. Lately, cauliflower has become a popular substitute for carb-heavy foods like potatoes or pasta.

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