How to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables don’t quite get all the recognition they deserve; while it’s true that meat has its vitamins and nutrients, it’s a lot more hazardous for the body. We are not trying by any means to start preaching veganism.
What we do preach instead is the balance. It can so happen that you’re always eating meat and due to your body has been accustomed to it, it doesn’t take vegetables and fruits too well.
This is how you can incorporate meals made of them in your diet without feeling like you’re missing on anything.
- Eat Your Cereal with Fruit
Cereal and fruit is an astonishingly healthy combo. Simply slice a banana and other fruits that you have a penchant for and add them to your cereal bowl. This way, you’ll get a great dose of vitamins first thing in the morning.
If You Make Your Own Lunch, Add Vegetables To It
Due to the fact that they’re convenient and done within 5 minutes, sandwiches are the lunch of choice for the vast majority of the population. If you prepare your sandwiches at home before you go to work, make them with tomato, salad, and cucumbers.
Avocado works really well with sandwiches, too. I sometimes add slices of carrots, as well. I work more than 12 hours a day in front of a laptop, so I can use those extra carrot slices.
Eat Salad with Dinner
Regardless of whether it’s roasted chicken with baked potatoes or roasted fish, you can always eat dinner with a salad on the side. Not only you’ll be getting your vitamins, but the meat will taste so much better.
Eat A Fruit Salad Instead of Sweets
The fruit has sugar, obviously, but the good kind – think of glucose and fructose. These are bad when in excess, but nowhere near as bad as the sugar you can buy at the store.
Don’t go to town on croissants, pies, chocolates and other things that can cause a spike in your blood sugar. There are so many amazing things that fruits do for our bodies that it would take us forever to list them all.
Just rest assured that a fruit salad per week will do wonders.
Start Making Your Own Soup
Soup is the cheapest medicine against the common cold and flu. However, canned soup is a sham in comparison to the real deal. When you make your own soup, you’ll have to add vegetables, lest it will have no taste whatsoever.
If you think about it, a soup is nothing but a vitamin bomb and that’s precisely why it’s so wildly effective when you can’t get out of bed. Canned soup is full of chemicals.
Squeeze Your Own Juice
“100% fruit!” – yeah, right. The “natural” juice you drink every day is extremely damaging to your body because it has HUGE concentrations of sugar. If you don’t believe us, next time you get a bottle or carton, just read the label. Prepare to be blown away.
You should stop drinking that immediately unless you want diabetes. Squeezing your own juice is so much safer and healthier.
Once you’re set to consume more fruit and vegetables, you’ll find different ways of doing just that. Cutting out on the meat once in a while is highly recommended, especially when you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.
Vegetables and fruits are indispensable for the well-being of your body, whether you like it or not. It’s better to prevent than to cure and since the costs of medical care today are stellar, you’ll save a thousand bucks by eating vegetables and fruit on a regular basis.