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The Amazing Nutritional Benefits of White Vegetables

Potatoes and onions on a cutting boardEating the rainbow is all the rage these days, but we often forget about one very important color: white! White fruits and vegetables are very nutritious and play an important role in a healthy diet. From onions to cauliflower and everything in between, here are the health benefits of these white foods, as well as easy ways to incorporate them into your diet along with wheat germ.

  • Help lower cholesterol: Vegetables like onions, potatoes and garlic are full of allyl sulfides, which have been shown to help lower cholesterol levels.
  • Prevent cancer: Cauliflower, one of today’s trendiest vegetables, is full of antioxidants that have been shown to help in the battle against certain cancers, including breast, bladder, colon and prostate.
  • Protect the heart: We know garlic is a delicious way to flavor everything from spaghetti sauce to hummus, but did you know it can also improve heart health? Garlic contains diallyl trisulfide, which is a powerful component that has been scientifically proven to treat heart failure and protect the heart during and after heart surgery.
    • To try: Healthy Baked Meatballs are packed with plenty of garlic and wheat germ to create a one-two nutritional punch.
  • Support bone health: Did you know that eating onions can help prevent bone loss? In fact, studies have shown that regular onion consumption can help women past the age of menopause prevent hip fractures.

What is your favorite white fruit or vegetable, and how do you incorporate it into your diet? Let us know in the comments below.