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12 Facts That Will Make You Love Vegetables Even More

You already love veggies — but these facts will give you even more reasons to love them. Birds Eye's flash-freezing ensures that your veggies are as nutritious as fresh veggies.

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1. Broccoli is chock-full of protein. Really.

One serving of broccoli has 4.17 grams of protein — for only 50 calories. Meanwhile, one cubic inch of cheese has a little less than 4 grams of protein but has 70 calories. And one cube of cheese won't fill you up nearly as much as a whole 50 calories of broccoli.
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One serving of broccoli has 4.17 grams of protein — for only 50 calories. Meanwhile, one cubic inch of cheese has a little less than 4 grams of protein but has 70 calories. And one cube of cheese won't fill you up nearly as much as a whole 50 calories of broccoli.

2. Corn is even better for your eyesight than carrots in many ways.

Sweet corn contains two phytochemicals — lutein and zeaxanthin — that promote healthy vision.
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Sweet corn contains two phytochemicals — lutein and zeaxanthin — that promote healthy vision.

3. Brussels sprouts have more vitamin C than oranges.

You might just want to replace that sugary glass of OJ with a serving of Brussels sprouts tomorrow morning — or at least serve them at dinner tonight for a megadose of vitamin C.
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You might just want to replace that sugary glass of OJ with a serving of Brussels sprouts tomorrow morning — or at least serve them at dinner tonight for a megadose of vitamin C.

4. Cauliflower contains something called choline, which is good for brain health.

Choline is also important for liver function.
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Choline is also important for liver function.

5. Spinach is packed with iron.

There's no need to load your plate with red meat to increase your iron intake. You can prevent anemia thanks to spinach. And cooked spinach has even more iron than fresh.
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There's no need to load your plate with red meat to increase your iron intake. You can prevent anemia thanks to spinach. And cooked spinach has even more iron than fresh.

6. Peas can keep your tummy healthy.

Peas contain a polyphenol called coumestrol, which a study has shown can help lower risk for stomach cancer.
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Peas contain a polyphenol called coumestrol, which a study has shown can help lower risk for stomach cancer.

7. A carrot's beta-carotene can help keep your skin and eyes healthy.

Beta-carotene, the pigment that gives carrots their gorgeous orange color, converts into vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A is important for healthy eyes and skin. (And beta-carotene is an antioxidant!)
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Beta-carotene, the pigment that gives carrots their gorgeous orange color, converts into vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A is important for healthy eyes and skin. (And beta-carotene is an antioxidant!)

8. Edamame = strong, healthy bones!

Edamame is filled with vitamins and minerals including manganese, vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium — all of which are essential for bone health.
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Edamame is filled with vitamins and minerals including manganese, vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium — all of which are essential for bone health.

9. Potatoes have more potassium than bananas.

Any way you cook 'em, potatoes — roasted, steamed, or mashed — are filled with potassium.
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Any way you cook 'em, potatoes — roasted, steamed, or mashed — are filled with potassium.

10. Asparagus contains something called prebiotics that help digestion.

You probably know what probiotics are, but asparagus contains prebiotics, which are also super important for keeping your digestive tract healthy.
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You probably know what probiotics are, but asparagus contains prebiotics, which are also super important for keeping your digestive tract healthy.

11. Looking for B vitamins? Try winter squash.

Squash contains a mix of B vitamins including folate, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin, and pantothenic acid — all super important for energy, mood, and metabolism.
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Squash contains a mix of B vitamins including folate, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin, and pantothenic acid — all super important for energy, mood, and metabolism.

12. Artichokes are a delicious way to lower your cholesterol.

The fiber in artichokes can decrease bad cholesterol levels. And artichokes also contain phytonutrients called cynarin and sesquiterpene-lactones, which also help lower cholesterol levels!
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The fiber in artichokes can decrease bad cholesterol levels. And artichokes also contain phytonutrients called cynarin and sesquiterpene-lactones, which also help lower cholesterol levels!

And all of your fave, healthy veggies can be conveniently found in your freezer!

Birds Eye's flash-freezing ensures that your veggies are as fresh and nutritious as the day they were picked.