top 5 RDs' Healthiest Vegetables

All vegetables have health-promoting properties and compounds that reduce disease risk, says Pritikin Longevity Center's Lon Ben-Asher MS, RD, LD/N.

Eat broccoli—one of the healthiest greens! According to Ben-Asher, broccoli contains cancer-fighting sulforaphane.

Ben-Asher says cauliflower contains cancer-fighting glucosinolates and isothiocyanates.

“Brussels sprouts contain kaempferol, which is anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting,” says Ben-Asher.

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You should eat spinach, kale, and Swiss chard regularly.Compounds in these reduce cancer risk.

Benjamin-Asher says, “These are high plant-based protein sources without the saturated fats and dietary cholesterol found in most high protein animal-based foods.

Mackenzie Burgess, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and recipe developer at Cheerful Choices, says sweet potatoes are a great alternative to heavily sweetened foods with added sugars because they contain all natural sugars.

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