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Why should I eat non-starchy vegetables?

Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
Non-starchy vegetables (NSV) are a good source of fiber and they contain many vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants, plus they are very low in calories.

As a general rule, the serving size of one serving of NSV is:
  • 1/2 cup of raw, cooked, or frozen vegetables
  • 3 cups of raw, leafy vegetables
Getting a colorful variety of NSV is important for getting beneficial vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants.
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