Remember to eat your fruits and vegetables every day!
Whats so good about eating fruits and vegetables?
“Eat your fruits and vegetables.” You’ve likely heard this statement since childhood. So why is it such a good advice? It’s hard to argue with the health benefits of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits: Lower blood pressure; reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and probably some cancers; lower risk of eye and digestive problems; and a mellowing effect on blood sugar that can help keep appetite in check.
How much fruits and vegetables you should consume
Most people should aim for at least nine servings of vegetables and fruits a day, and potatoes don’t count. Go for a variety of kinds and colors of produce, to give your body the mix of nutrients it needs. Best bets? Dark leafy greens, cooked tomatoes, and anything that’s a rich yellow, orange, or red color.
A few tips that will get you to eat more fruits and vegetables:
– I keep my fruit where I can see it, I have this big plate (the one you can see in the picture below) in my livingroom.
– Search for recipes that contain a lot of vegetables, it is easier to eat it when it is in your food and not just a side salad. It is a good way of getting your children to eat it without even realising it. 🙂
– Get some every meal, every day. Try filling half your plate with vegetables at each meal. Serving up salads, stir fry, or other vegetable-rich fare makes it easier to reach this goal. Bonus points if you can get some fruits and vegetables at snack time, too.
– Explore the produce aisle and choose something new. Variety is the key to a healthy diet. Get out of a rut and try some new fruits and vegetables.