5 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts and Other ‘Yucky’ Vegetables

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Because they’re nutritious — and actually delicious
5 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts and Other ‘Yucky’ Vegetables
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Need motivation to eat healthy? Here’s why you should eat more green vegetables.

Have you ever heard the healthy eating advice “eat the rainbow” (a tip aimed at getting people to pile a variety of colorful vegetables onto their plates)? It’s good advice, but I think we can all agree that there is one color in particular that gets a bad rap: green.

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Ask just about anyone what her or his least favorite vegetable is and the odds are good that it’s green. Sure, there are a few commonly disliked vegetables in other colors, but the vast majority have a verdant hue.

If you’re like most people who want to eat healthier, then you’ve tried blending your greens into smoothies or smothering them in creamy, cheesy sauce, only to realize that you’re adding enough sugar or salt to negate any health benefits.

But before you give up on eating “yucky” vegetables all together, consider the role they play in a healthy and well-balanced diet. We have five that are super nutritious and, with a few healthy cooking tricks, are also super delicious.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

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