I think many of us can relate to having been told growing up to “Eat your Veggies”. I have always been a fairly healthy eater, but have been known from time to time to indulge in sinful foods. I remember growing up I developed a love for foods like fruits, vegetables, granola, wheat grass, etc. It probably steams from having a mother than was very health conscience. When we made cookies, we used carob and juicing was a big part of my life! Throughout the years I have always tried to make good choices when it comes to my diet. But no matter how hard I try I don’t seem to eat enough of my veggies. Over the last few years I have enjoyed including more smoothies and juicing into my daily routine to get my dose of my Veggies! Check out “Glowing from the Inside Out” to find out how to make one of my favorite smoothies.
There are many articles out there on how many vegetables a person should consume, which can range depending on age, gender, activity level, etc. Vegetables are nutritious and usually low in calories, and they should make up a substantial portion of the diet at any age.
Recently I came across an article on how to get more veggies into your diet; it suggested filling a ziplock up of raw vegetables and snacking throughout the day. I’m not sure about most of you but when I give myself a measured amount of what I need to eat or drink, I seem to stick to it more easily. Now what are the best vegetables that you should be eating, remembering potatoes should not be included as they are starches. Green and colorful vegetables are the best choice because they contain lots of vitamins, fiber and minerals. The colorful pigments contain phytochemicals that provide many health benefits. My favorite Veggies I like to mix up are bell peppers (all colors, especially the yellow and orange) zucchini, snow peas, broccoli, celery, cucumber, just to name a few.
I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to hearing the different ways you incorporate veggies into your day!
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