Good reasons to eat more green vegetables

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If you hit your local farmer's markets this fall, you'll likely see lots of green, crunchy vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts. (WPVI)

If you hit your local farmer's markets this fall, you'll likely see lots of green, crunchy vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

Some of them pack a very healthy punch.

Broccoli can help keep your waistline trim. It's high in fiber and high in nutrients, such as Vitamin C, and helps keep blood sugar levels stable.

Brussels sprouts are also high in fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, which are good for your blood vessels and your bones.

Eating 'cool weather veggies' can also help prevent some cancers.

"Those are great things to add to your diet. They're cruciferous vegetables, and of all the vegetables that we know and that we study, the cruciferous vegetables have the greatest impact on our prevention of cancer," said Dr. Kristin Kirkpatrick, Cleveland Clinic.

Experts also say eating them every day can help reduce inflammation.

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