<p>Well, we all know tomatoes are really a fruit, but we do love to treat them like a vegetable. And lucky for us, they are packed with lycopene and plentiful vitamins making this fruit-in-veggie-clothing another effective cancer fighter.</p>
Okay, you know you need to eat your veggies - but which ones pack the most punch? Here are the vegetables with the most nutritional value.
Much maligned Brussels sprouts are a fabulous source of folate, plus vitamins C and K as well as being very high in fiber. My tip: they are really great roasted which caramelizes and brings out their sweet flavor. Drizzle them with balsamic vinegar!
That Popeye knew a thing or two about veggies, and his preferred leafy green is one of the most vitamin-packed foods you can find! Spinach also has anti-cancer carotenoids and it is a great source of iron. But don't overcook spinach, or you risk losing much of its nutritional value. (Baby spinach salad? Now you're talking.)
Like tomatoes, bell peppers are actually a fruit, but treated like a vegetable. All peppers are a great source of nutrients, whether spicy or mild, but go for color. Red bell peppers are full of fiber, folate, vitamin K, and the minerals molybdenum and manganese.