I know all the nutritionists on this site stresses to eat some vegetables in atleast almost every meal consumed. But I’ve kind of missed why veggies is so important?
Good carbs? They usually contains like 3% carbs. You’d have to eat sooo much before seing any difference. 1kg spinach would be about 25 grams of carbs.
Vitamins? Why can’t this be covered eating multivitamin tabs? I lost a bit of faith in fruit vitamins after realizing mandarins contains like 20-30g of vitamin C. And they’re “supposed” to be loaded with it. Is it the same thing with vegetables?
Fiber? Fiber is a type of carb right? Which veggies contains very little of.
On the other hand, I certainly feel protein+fat meals are hard to digest without them. And spinach gives me some kind of relaxed, cleared mind feeling after eating it (pluss I like the taste of fresh spinach). But these could be placebo effects for all I know. After all, since I was born, everybody has been saying “eat your veggies” with reasoning ranging from fat loss, muscle gain, intelligence increase, prolonged lifetime, less days being sick, increased endurance in bed, more energy and so on.
Any proves or indication of proof for anything of this?