Impressive nutritional value and health benefits of Big C’s Vegetables
FEB 2020
Impressive nutritional value and health benefits of Big C’s Vegetables
Most people know that fruits and vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. This article takes a look at 3 of the vegetables at Big C with additional proven health benefits, such as the ability to fight inflammation or reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Let’s find out!

1. Carrots improve eyesight, reduce the risk of lung cancer


The extremely crunchy and naturally sugary carrots from Big C 

Generations of parents have told their children that eating carrots will help them see in the dark like cats. Is this true? In fact, carrots are a good source of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A helps to prevent night-blindness and improve eyesight. 

One study revealed that consuming carrots may reduce the risk of lung cancer in smokers. Compared to those who ate carrots at least once a week, smokers who did not eat carrots had a greater risk of developing lung cancer.
The best way to eat carrots?
Drinking carrot juice on an empty stomach in the morning is simply the best for detoxification.
Steaming or stirring with oil to increase the percentage of beta-carotene (fat-soluble) in carrots. That's because raw carrots have thick cellular walls that make it difficult for our bodies to absorb lycopene. Once they're cooked, the heat breaks down the cell walls and releases the lycopene, then it becomes much easier for our bodies to utilize.
Eating raw carrots with salad 30 minutes before a meal or as a healthy snack that is delicious and weight loss friendly.


2. Lettuces aid healthy digestion, lower cholesterol

Big C’s green lettuce is the incredible sources of essential nutrients

Fat-free, non-starchy, extremely rich in fiber, vitamins A, C, potassium, along with other natural antioxidants, the green/crimson-red lettuce is a weight-loss-friendly food that has been linked to lower cholesterol levels.

The fiber in lettuce is great for your gut and overall health, reducing your risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and helping you balance your blood sugar levels.


3. Baby cucumbers help prevent dehydration, boost the immune system

Baby cucumber is very healthy and one of the most hydrating foods you can eat

As fresh baby cucumbers are low in calories and high in fiber and fluids, the fresh and crispy cucumber slices easily suit every meal in Vietnam. Though they're more than 90% water, baby cucumbers contain significant amounts of vitamins A and C, and some potassium and calcium. The nutrients in baby cucumbers can help you to meet the standard daily requirements for several vitamins and minerals. The vitamins in cucumbers give your immune system a much-needed boost. A well-functioning immune system can prevent the onset of common communicable diseases like colds and flu and help your body heal faster if you do fall ill. 

Taking the time to cook a proper, nutritious meal with a variety of vegetables is the most practical way to take care of yourself and your family during the COVID-19 outbreak. Go to Big C to get fresh vegetables at the best prices. Check out the latest promotion here.