12 Powerhouse Vegetables You Should Be Eating

11. Red Bell Pepper

Most people believe that this juicy and flavourful pepper is a vegetable, but the truth is, it is actually a fruit. One medium-sized red bell pepper can provide your body a rich concentration of beta-carotene, vitamins B and nearly twice your daily recommended dosage of vitamin C.

You can add these citric peppers to your salads, sandwiches, Mexican dishes, baked delights and even your stews. If you want to create a hearty main course with red bell peppers, just cut of the tops, take out the white membranes and seeds inside and then roast them until they turn tender and soft.

You can always fill them with a filling of your choice, such as minced meet, cheese, whole grain salad, or stir-fried veggies.

12. Watercress

A delicious and peppery green vegetable that usually gets knocked out of the limelight by arugula and other leafy greens, watercress actually packs up an extraordinary nutritional value. It is one of the richest sources of a wide range of antioxidants, primarily vitamins A, C and K. It is the best ingredient for effortless and instant meal preparation.

You can toss it to your sandwiches, garden salads, stews and even your casseroles. For a fresh-tasting and refreshing pureed soup, blend watercress and sauté it with herbs.

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