National Eat Your Vegetables Day is observed each year on the 17th of June to remind everyone about the health-wonders of eating vegetables. Coming in all colours of the rainbow, vegetables contain all health-giving elements and nutrients such as potassium, carbohydrates, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C that makes for a healthy body. While, it is a well-known fact that vegetables, are, without a doubt one of the healthiest sources of food there is, some vegetables are sometimes not as healthy as you think.
Below is a list of some unhealthy vegetables that are better ignored than eaten:
Eggplants: While eggplants contain fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 among other heath elements, they also have the highest levels of solanine, among all of the nightshade vegetables. For people with chronic inflammation or serious joint problems, it's best to stay clear from eggplants. They also contain oxalates, a naturally occurring substance, which play a role in causing kidney stones or are already having kidney stones or gallbladder issues.
Cherry tomatoes: They are tiny, tasty and serve as a good addition to salads and are also known known to protect against prostate cancer and osteoporosis. However, people with joint problems or having arthritis are best suggested to stay away from cherry tomatoes as it increases inflammation within the body, especially within the joints, making the matter worse.
Bell Peppers: This vegetables of green, yellow and red like cherry tomatoes are a bad idea for people with joint problems. Peppers contain alkaloid, solanine, which can disrupt nerve function and lead to twitching, convulsing and trembling. They are also not recommended for people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or people with any joint issues.
Corn: Very rich in fibre, corn is of the most common food allergens in North America to fatten cows and help create a marbling affect in meat. Grain corn grown in the farm are also mostly modified that can result in major sensitivities, hormonal changes and changes within the digestive tract.