Top 18 Edible Houseplants That Are Good For Your Health

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Nutrition experts suggest that our daily food intake should comprise of 3-5 servings of vegetables and it would be a lot better coming from  your own backyard. To help you get started, here are 18 houseplants that are not only edible but also good for your health:

Avocados

Avocados are considered a superfood because they are rich in healthy fats, vitamins E and B6, and carotenoids, which are known to help reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and eye degeneration.

Carrots

Carrots are known to be amazing for your eyes because they have carotenoids in them, but they are also a great source of a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Lemons

Lemons have a ton of vitamin C and antioxidants.

Ginger

This spicy root helps with motion sickness and nausea and reduces inflammation.

Salad greens

Salad greens include iceberg, romaine, red and green leaf, and arugula. They’re full of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and iron.

Mandarins

A good source of antioxidants, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and fiber.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help prevent coronary heart disease.

Mint

Mint has a bunch of benefits, but the most well known is its aid in digestion.

Bell pepper

Bell peppers have an amazing amount of vitamin C, especially red ones.

Chives

Chives are full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, and vitamins A and C.

Rosemary

This heavily-scented herb may help limit weight gain and improve cholesterol levels.

Radishes

Folate, fiber, riboflavin, and potassium are the main benefits of eating radishes.

Microgreens

Leafy vegetables like microgreens have an abundance of vitamins A, C, and K, and folate.

Cilantro

This tasty herb yields carotenoids, as well as vitamin A which helps protect against stroke, cancer, and heart disease.

Parsley

Parsley is rich in vitamins C, B12, K, and A and helps keep your immune system strong.

Basil

Basil has anti-inflammatory properties.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and cancer-fighting compounds.

Scallions

Scallions are part of the allium family of vegetables which also includes garlic. Both are associated with cancer prevention.

h/t lifehack

 

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