What is the best vegetable that is okay to eat large quantities of? And why? Take into consideration its calories (probably insignificant), micronutrients, any possible toxins, and taste.
I love veggies and enjoy eating them as a side with meat. The veggies I eat on a regular basis are asparagus (asparagi for plural? just kidding.), broccoli, spinach and bell peppers. Occasionally onions, carrots, cauliflower and tomatoes. I don't have a reason for eating these besides they taste good.
Best to eat a variety and seasonally. You can indict most veggies one way or another. Talking about anti-nutrients, as with anything: the dose makes the poison.
I'm a big believer in the health benefits of crucifers aka brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, etc.) -- they're loaded with vitamins, indoles, and other good stuff. If I was in some hypothetical situation where I had to pick one group of veggies, that's probably what I'd go with. But in large quantities, they can negatively affect thyroid function, they interact with metabolism of some drugs, etc.
Variety's where it's at.
Sorry, can't narrow it to one. Why would I want to?
I eat lots of rich dark leaf lettuce and cukes and celery. I also eat a lot of onion. The other veggies I eat frequently are cabbage, asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower. Sweet potato is an occasional.
I eat spinach, eggplant, onions, peppers, and green beans but I feel like spinach is the healthiest of the bunch... it's really green, there's very little sugar, it ain't a nightshade, and its nowhere near to being a legume.
Spinach for the win. Very high in folate AND betaine, vitamin K, carotenes, and chlorophyll.
I also like brussel sprouts a lot, both for taste and health. Although they contain less bang for the buck than spinach, they are a crucifer and so provide isothiocyanates which are probably good.
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