You know that vegetables comprise an important part of a healthy diet. Veggies are rich in fiber, antioxidants and low in calories. All these factors prove beneficial in maintaining a healthy BMI. Some vegetables are high in pectin, the cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber that is also found in apples and oranges. Vegetables that are rich in pectin include okra, eggplants, potatoes and carrots. Veggies also contain a range of plant compounds that are linked to heart health benefits.