How Many Servings of Veggies Do You Eat Per Day?
Only about one in every 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables.
More and more studies are now telling us that 8 servings of veggies and fruit per day is the bare minimum for the lowest risk of chronic disease and the more the better! Veggies are our best sources of many vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants so they benefit our health in so many of ways. Eating plenty of veggies is necessary for immune health, gut health, and helps prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
Challenge yourself for the next 30 days to eat at least two different veggies with every breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. The point of this challenge is to displace something you would normally eat like crackers, chips or fries with a veggie.
Hate veggies? Well for starters, stop saying that you hate all veggies. Instead, say you haven’t found a veggie that you LIKE yet.
Eat a small bite of a veggie with something you like:
Hide your veggies in a casserole. When they are mixed in with food you like, it makes them easier to eat. You can also chop them up really small before cooking. Less noticeable that way.
Here are some tips to work in more veggies to every meal.
Every time you cook or prepare a meal, there’s an opportunity waiting to add in vegetables. Every bite counts, so why not find ways to pack each bite with a little more power.
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Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.