Are Vegetables Really Healthy? – Nutrition Tier Lists: Vegetables

Vegetables. Often the most stereotypically heathy food group that we as people regularly consume. For ages humans have gathered and planted stalks and roots and entire civilizations have flourished on them.
But does new science actually back this up or have we had the wool pulled over our eyes that this group of watered down salad fodders is more nutritious than we thought?
Today we are breaking down each one’s pros and cons and having them face off head to head with one another to see which ones should be in your salad bowls and which ones are better left in the ground.

I do feel the need to mention, especially with this specific list, the discrepancies between whether certain foods are fruits or vegetables. For convenience and consistency sake I am trying to rank foods in the groups they are most associated with. For instance: Cucumbers and Eggplant are botanically a fruit but are most often associated with the vegetable food group. Corn is often categorized as either a starchy grain or vegetable depending on it’s point of development.
There are also certain foods like Edamame and Mushrooms that are legumes and fungi respectively. However I do not have any intention of making a full list for either of those groups so this is where they fit best.

I’ll be the first to admit there’s a few slip ups here and there in this video and unfortunately once you upload something you can’t change it.

1. Cabbage’s thyroid problems are not as horrible as I make them out to be. They mainly seem to aggravate preexisting thyroid problems, though there have been reports of it being one of the sources of the problem. There is an argument for Cabbage to be C-Tier because of this.
2. Cucumbers are a natural diuretic which increases urine production and fluid loss and in excess have been shown to sometimes lead to some dehydration issues.
3. Not really a mistake, but in hindsight I would probably move Edamame up to the A-Tier.
4. There was an inconsistency between Broccoli and Kale in regards to Vit. K concentration. Kale has a far greater amount of the nutrient however this is only usually relevant for people who have had preexisting issues.
5. Mushrooms I said were a good source of Vit. B12. This is incorrect for the specific breed of mushrooms featured in this video – that being Portobello Mushrooms. I mixed up my notes for those with Shiitake Mushrooms and several other times, which, yes, will be in a future video.
6. Potatoes I slipped up and said that they boost insulin resistance. This is not the case. They are actually shown to boost Insulin SENSITIVITY.
7. Spinach is one of the most oxalate heavy foods in the world, however this typically becomes a non issue due to portion sizes, cooking and the fact that most people do not need to worry about oxalates anyway, again, unless they have a preexisting problem.

I appreciate the people who have called these out in a constructive way. I am doing my best to double check for errors like this in future lists.

I always encourage individuals to do their own research and come to their own conclusions whenever possible, advocating for their own body. After all you only get one.

All nutrient data is pulled from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

Introducing: Vegetables – 0:00
Artichoke – 0:56
Asparagus – 1:35
Beetroot – 2:22
Bell Pepper – 2:57
Bok Choy – 3:25
Broccoli – 3:48
Brussel Sprouts – 4:34
Cabbage – 5:14
Carrot – 5:41
Cauliflower – 6:06
Celery – 6:36
Corn – 7:07
Cucumber – 7:42
Edamame – 8:05
Eggplant – 9:00
Endive – 9:36
Green Beans – 9:58
Kale – 10:22
Iceberg Lettuce – 10:59
Romaine Lettuce – 11:22
Mushroom – 11:51
Okra – 12:38
Onion – 13:20
Parsnip – 13:57
Peas – 14:15
Pickle – 14:45
Potato – 15:17
Radish – 15:54
Spinach – 16:19
Sweet Potato – 16:59
Conclusion – 17:32

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