04/16/2014 08:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 White Vegetables You Should Eat More Of (And Why)

2012-07-16-eh_logo.jpgBy Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN

Everyone knows that once spring is in the air, we can welcome back our white wardrobes. Why wait till Memorial Day? Fashion experts have assured us that we are not breaking the law if we slip into those white jeans today!

But there's a better way to get the benefits of white year-round -- by putting it in your body instead of on it! We're often told to "eat a rainbow" and we aim for the guideline that says the more color a food has, the better it is. However, color is just one indicator of nutrient content. Produce that wears white could be just as valuable. In fact, some white vegetables contribute substantial quantities of nutrients that we seem to be missing most often (also known as shortfall nutrients), like potassium, magnesium and fiber.

Here's how to wear white in a way that is truly one size fits all:

The Hidden Benefits Of White Vegetables

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Eat Your (White) Vegetables! originally appeared on Everyday Health



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