Veggie Chart

I received this chart that tells me how some of my favorite foods will benefit my health in an email from our friend Crazy Bob (he’s not really totally crazy, but the crazy part of him is what we like about him). Since I’d just returned from a trip to the local Farmers Market with a slew of luscious vegetables and choice fresh baked breads, I was especially gratified to see what those veggies will do for me. Then I decided to put it in a safe place so that I can refer to it from time to time. So I’m putting it here. If anyone is aware where this chart originated, please let me know.

apples

Protects your heart prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints

apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer’s Slows aging process
artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease
avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure Smooths skin
bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones  Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea
beans Prevents constipation Helps hemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar
beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss
blueberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Boosts memory Prevents constipation
broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure
cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Helps hemorrhoids
cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system
carrots Saves eyesight Protects your heart Prevents constipation Combats cancer Promotes weight loss
cauliflower Protects against Prostate Cancer Combats Breast Cancer Strengthens bones Banishes bruises Guards against heart disease
cherries Protects your heart Combats Cancer Ends insomnia Slows aging process Shields against Alzheimer’s
chestnuts Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
chili peppers Aids digestion Soothes sore throat Clears sinuses Combats Cancer Boosts immune system

figs

Promotes weight loss Helps stops strokes Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure

flax

Aids digestion Battles diabetes Protects your heart Improves mental health Boosts immune system

garlic

Lowers cholesterol Controls blood pressure Combats cancer kills bacteria Fights fungus

grapefruit

Protects against heart attacks Promotes Weight loss Helps stops strokes Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol

grapes

saves eyesight Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Enhances blood flow Protects your heart

green tea

Combats cancer Protects your heart Helps stops strokes Promotes Weight loss Kills bacteria

honey

Heals wounds Aids digestion Guards against ulcers Increases energy Fights allergies

lemons

Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smooths skin Stops scurvy
limes Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smooths skin Stops scurvy
mangoes Combats cancer Boosts memory Regulates thyroid aids digestion Shields against Alzheimer’s
mushrooms Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Kills bacteria Combats cancer Strengthens bones
oats Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Battles diabetes prevents constipation Smooths skin
olive oil Protects your heart Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Battles diabetes Smooths skin
onions Reduce risk of heart attack Combats cancer Kills bacteria Lowers cholesterol Fights fungus
oranges Supports immune systems Combats cancer Protects your heart Straightens respiration
peaches prevents constipation Combats cancer Helps stops strokes aids digestion Helps hemorrhoids
peanuts Protects against heart disease Promotes Weight loss Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol Aggravates
diverticulitis
pineapple Strengthens bones Relieves colds Aids digestion Dissolves warts Blocks diarrhea
prunes Slows aging process prevents constipation boosts memory Lowers cholesterol Protects against heart disease
rice Protects your heart Battles diabetes Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Helps stops strokes
strawberries Combats cancer Protects your heart boosts memory Calms stress
sweet potatoes Saves your eyesight Lifts mood Combats cancer Strengthens bones
tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart
tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart
walnuts Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer boosts memory Lifts mood Protects against heart disease
water Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Conquers kidney stones Smooths skin
watermelon Protects prostate Promotes Weight loss Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure
wheat germ Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion
wheat bran Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion
yogurt Guards against ulcers Strengthens bones Lowers cholesterol Supports immune systems Aids digestion

13 thoughts on “Veggie Chart

  1. This is totally fantastic! I’m printing this off. It now has a new home on my fridge door. This is so much better than taking pills for random ailments.

  2. Hey! You forgot okra! ;) I do know that okra is exceptionally high in protein, but don’t know what else it has that’s good for you–there’s bound to be several benefits, as great as it is, ya?

  3. Oh lord yes, there are benefits! One word that quickly comes to mind–pardon my earthiness!–the “C” word (constipation)! Okra’s full of fiber, and it tastes good too. Thanks for writing.

  4. I didn’t ever tell you that I love this post and all the info! I had no idea pineapple blocks diahrrea! Or that onions fight fungus … so if I shake onion salt in my grandson’s shoe will it cure his athlete’s foot?

  5. Hello, I just thought I’d return your visit. You have such an interesting blog, and this is a wonderful chart! I’m going to print it out for my children. One of them will happily eat any kind of vegetable, and the other one will only eat vegetables under protest. This will be good information for both of them! Take care.

  6. Fanntastic list, thank you, I was looking for something like this as a wall chart, great for kids too. regards Sharon

    • I’m stumped at this moment, but I’ll bet those who hate the eggplant would say it has to be good for you because it tastes so yuckky! Not that I feel that way, you understand, as long as it’s prepared right! :smile:

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