Vegetables are essential in a healthy diet. Most vegetables are filling but light, not many calories. Vegetables are ideal for weight loss diets and to fight disease. Vegetables are rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals and help to prevent cancer and keep looking and feeling young.

Find a guide about the most common vegetables in the kitchen, their nutritional value, how to grow, how to prepare and how to cook them. Vegetables are also a very good source of dietary fiber, that also helps to keep healthy.

Aim for 3 to 5 servings of vegetables every day. A serving will be from half a cup to one whole cup, depending on the type, of washed, peeled and chopped vegetable.