Asparagus is a flowering vegetable that comes in several colors like green, white and purple. All types of asparagus are healthy, but purple asparagus has compounds called anthocyanins that can help prevent heart disease.
Known as one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet, broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables and can even help fight cancer. One cup of broccoli has 31 calories and over 100 percent of the amount of vitamin C that most people need in a day.
16. Brussels Sprouts
These little cabbage-like vegetables are highly nutritious. Brussels sprouts can be eaten raw or cooked. Research has shown that eating Brussels sprouts may prevent DNA damage due to their high vitamin C content. They only have 38 calories per cup.