Fruits-Veggies-More-MonthWhat is in for you?

  • More DIETARY fiber, vitamins, and mineral
  • More plant-based protein — YES, vegetables have protein!
  • Keep appetite in check
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and more
  • Organic or not, just eat more of them!

Isn’t it a great excuse to eat more fruits and veggies? How about today? Sub any other food for a colorful and fun veggie or fruit and you got it. NO EXCUSES. It’s that simple!

Fruits

berries-antioxidantsThey come in a variety of colors, shapes, tastes and sizes. Fresh fruits are generally high in fiber and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Regular consumption of fruit is also associated with reduced risks of several diseases and helps to fight aging. Whatever your preferences are for fruits, my recommendation is to have two servings a day. Berries are low in sugar and great antioxidants!

Vegetables

Most persons do not associate vegetables with high levels of protein but there are lots and several that we eat everyday. Broccoli, asparagus, and spinach are great examples of greens foods with protein. Cup of sautéed spinach has 3 grams of protein. Broccoli has 2.6 grams per cup. It is important that you eat 5-7 servings of both cooked and raw vegetables a day. When selecting do your best to have at least 3 colors of vegetables on the plate for more phytochemicals and antioxidants.

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect on blood sugar which can help keep appetite in check. Whatever fruits and veggies you choose, it is my recommendation that you buy organic when possible. They give you higher nutritional value and less toxicity inhibiting your body from being 100%. Don’t forget to properly wash vegetables and fruits very well.

Organic or not, just EAT MORE of these nourishing foods–your body and mind will thank you. I use the app Dirty Dozen to decide when or not buy organic. EWG is a great organization and provides great information for FREE!

What’s stopping you from eating More Fruits and Veggies?  NO EXCUSES! 

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Sources

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/UCM169234.pdf

http://www.bodybuilding.com/content/8-high-protein-vegetables.html