MOM WAS RIGHT …EAT YOUR VEGGIES!
Turns out Mom was right (who knew??!!). Veggies and fruit REALLY do make you healthier. With so much information at our fingertips today, you’d think EVERYONE would know about the magic of good nutrition.
There are a couple of amazing women that you’ve probably heard about making veggies the next “hot thing” in eating. The first is Sally from Miami. She’s created a site called My Sexy Veggies and makes tasty creations using Tahini and veggies. So creative and so easy to re-create…which, for me is crucial, right? Check her out at: www.mysexyveggies.
The second is Dr. Michelle Braude. Doctor, Author and creator of The Food Effect Diet. She began her career as a physician but always felt she had another calling. Follow her at: @thefoodeffectdr on Instagram. She has a wildly successful practice helping people change their lives through better eating. Dr. Braude will be on our Podcast (New Face of 60 / Rosanna Jenkins) in the coming week.
People who eat fruit and vegetables as part of their daily diet have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. USDA’s MyPlate encourages making half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Options like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and garlic provide additional benefits, making them a superfood!
Potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Dietary fiber from vegetables helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.
Folate (folic acid) helps the body form healthy red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant and those in the first trimester of pregnancy need adequate folate to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and spina bifida during fetal development.
Get These Benefits:
- The nutrients in vegetables are vital for health and maintenance of your body.
- Eating a diet rich in vegetables may reduce risk for stroke, cancer, heart diseases and type-2 diabetes.
- One to four cups of vegetables are recommended each day, depending on how many calories you need.
HOW DO YOU GET THE VEGGIES YOU NEED EVERY DAY? HOW DO YOU SNEAK THEM IN FOR YOUR KIDDOS? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VEGGIE?