That’s it, you’ve declared it…”I’m eating healthier this year! No more fast food, no more empty calories, watch out veggies, here I come!”
From a health standpoint, vegetables are an unbeatable food: naturally nutrient-rich; low in calories; high in fibre and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients. All types of vegetables can be nourishing and delicious – fresh, frozen, and juiced.
But are you getting enough?
To maximize your health with vegetables, nutrition experts suggest at least 5 - 7 servings per day – but why stop there? With so many ways to enjoy them, you could easily eat vegetables at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Here are a dozen daily ways to treat yourself to good health!
Many people don't eat vegetables until dinner. Make a commitment to your health - Check off the new ways you want to try to enjoy more veggies during the day:
I can add vegetables at breakfast by:
□ Adding vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, onion, green or red peppers to an omelet
I can add vegetables at lunch and snack by:
□ Adding leafy greens, cucumber, or peppers to sandwiches
□ Adding different vegetables to a green salad, like broccoli, green beans, asparagus or peas
□ Adding a bag of sugar snap peas, carrots, peppers, celery and/or zucchini sticks to my snack
□ Adding extra vegetables to soup
□ Choosing kale chips instead of potato chips
If you're dedicated to improving your health whether it's losing weight, lowering your cholesterol levels or reducing your cancer risk, including veggies in your day is imperative.
If you need to be held accountable for the lifestyle changes you are making (and most of us do), send me an email, I'm happy to help.
In good health,
Cheryl Wahl, RHN
Certified Professional Cancer Coach
Cancer Exercise Specialist
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