“You can’t leave this dinner table until you finish all your vegetables,” – almost everybody’s parents at some point.  

It may have been annoying to hear that you had to finish each and every bite of cauliflower before dessert, but our parents were certainly onto something

Those who eat more vegetables, whether they completely eliminate meat from their diet or not, are the ones reaping all the benefits that those colorful, crunchy, delicious foods have to give. That’s one of the many reasons the Mediterranean Diet was named the best diet of 2021; the more packed your meals are with veggies, the healthier you’ll be. 

Here are some of the benefits of eating plenty of vegetables, and the ways Aladdin’s menu makes it easier to consume even your least favorite ones. 

They’ll protect your pearly whites.

The Vitamin C found in vegetables keeps teeth and gums healthy. Aside from oranges, Vitamin C can be found in many foods including tomatoes and potatoes.  

Aladdin’s Menu Suggestion

A bowl of V9 soup, a delicious homemade medley made with carrots, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, potatoes, green peppers, onions, and sweet peas.

Veggies keep your vision strong.

Vegetables are also packed with Vitamin A to help keep your vision sharp. Sure, carrots are great, but several other vegetables rank high on the Vitamin A chart, such as spinach, and lettuce. 

Aladdin’s Menu Suggestion

Spinach salad loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, and scallions. 

Vegetables work to take care of your insides.

High fiber vegetables tend to be lower in calories and will slow your digestion, meaning you’ll feel fuller for longer. No more overeating! While it’s working to keep you feeling satisfied with your meal, fiber stimulates your intestines, helping you to keep things moving healthily. Peas, kale, Swiss chard, and lentils are all good sources of fiber that can be prepared or paired with just about anything. 

Aladdin’s Menu Suggestion

A bowl of lentil soup, filled with lentils, Swiss chard, celery, golden potatoes, and fresh garlic.

They’ll keep your bones strong.

Milk isn’t the only thing that maintains strong bones; many vegetables are packed with calcium, keeping both your teeth and bones in tip top shape. Opt for calcium-rich veggies such as spinach, kale, and even green beans for a guilt-free snack or meal. 

Aladdin’s Menu Suggestion.

The Loubie Plate which features Italian green beans sautéed with onions, fresh tomatoes, and whole cloves of garlic, served with brown rice with vermicelli.

While we just explained some powerful reasons to eat more vegetables, the benefits of filling your day with various types are seemingly endless. To review the nutritional information of the items on the Aladdin’s menu, please click here