Vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. They contain a fair amount of protein — in fact, it’s the protein which gives them their structure.

They’re filled with vitamins, which our bodies cannot make and must be supplied in the diet.

And the dark green veggies provide calcium. In fact, even though cow’s milk provides 150 mg of calcium per serving (1/2 cup), the amount absorbed is only 48 mg. Whereas bok choy, which contains 79 mg of calcium per serving (1/2 cup), the amount absorbed is 42 mg!

Veggies are so beautiful and span the colors of the rainbow. These vibrant colors indicate they’re chock full of phytochemicals, those disease-preventing chemicals found in all plant foods. The varying colors signify varying nutrients which is why it’s important to include all the colors of the vegetable rainbow to cover the innumerable health benefits veggies bring to the table.