Your parents always said, “eat your vegetables” and they were right,
maybe in more ways than they knew.
While you don’t have to go all veggie and become a strict vegetarian,
One of the healthiest eating habits you can implement in your family is to eat more vegetables.
Here’s why: Researchers recently found that people who
consume 5 daily servings (specifically two whole fruits and three vegetables)
compared to those who eat only 2 servings daily each have
-12% lower risk of cardiovascular disease
– 10% lower risk of cancer
-35% lower risk from respiratory disease
Not only those great benefits, but having veggies in every meal can help us stay fuller longer & the benefit of that is nog binge eating after every meal.
I personally notice a difference after eating a meal with veggies & a meal without veggies. I tend to get hungrier earlier than normal when I don’t have veggies in the meal before which leads me to snacking on things I probably shouldn’t be snacking on. So I always make it a point to have veggies in every meal possible.
Few people eat the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
Here are some tips to add more into your diet:
- Carry easy-to-eat fruits and vegetables as snacks when you’re away from home.
- Display fruit in your kitchen for easy access.
- Make it fun – designate one day each week to eat fruits and vegetables that are a specific color of the rainbow.
- Substitute French fries at a restaurant for a side salad.
- Top yogurt and oatmeal with sliced berries.