Published On: Sun, Jun 17th, 2018

How to Eat More Healthy Vegetables and Fruits

It’s an unfortunate reality that most Americans fail to eat even two servings of vegetables and fruits each day – much less the five or more servings the American Cancer Society recommends. Why do Americans avoid eating this group of foods that’s obviously so good for them? When asked, most will say that they don’t have the time to prepare them or they simply don’t like their taste. Fortunately, there are ways to get around both of these problems. Here’s a short guide on how to eat more healthy vegetables and fruits – for those who are strapped for time.

How to Eat More Healthy Vegetables and Fruits

Have Healthy Vegetables and Fruits for Breakfast

Start the day with a tasty smoothie made with fresh fruits and a few spinach leaves tossed in for extra iron. Add yogurt and ice cubes blend, and drink it on the go. Having oatmeal? Chop up fresh fruits in all shapes and sizes and sprinkle a few colorful berries on top. When making an omelet, add spinach, red peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, and onions for extra color and nutritional power. Each vegetable and fruit has its own unique benefits, so go for as much diversity as possible. To eat more healthy vegetables and fruits, start early in the morning.

Have Them for Lunch

Switch a veggie burger for the all-meat one and enjoy great taste with fewer calories and more antioxidants. Sip a cup of fruit juice or V-8 vegetable juice with lunch instead of an unhealthy soft drink. Dip carrot, celery, and zucchini sticks into a tasty low fat dip, or enjoy a cup of vegetable soup with a sandwich. Pile extra veggies onto the sandwich or have a wrap stuffed full of fresh produce. These are sneaky, pain-free ways to get more healthy vegetables and fruits.

Have More Healthy Vegetables and Fruits for Dinner

Still short a few vegetable servings? Skip the mashed potatoes and have smashed cauliflower instead with a little butter and sour cream to make it more flavorful. Skip the pasta and substitute spaghetti squash instead. It’ll taste delicious with spaghetti sauce on top. When dining out, ask for vegetables instead of potatoes or pasta as a side dish. Try roasting a fresh apple or pear and then add a little maple syrup and a dollop of fat-free whipped cream for a healthier dessert alternative. Fruit has a naturally sweet taste and lots of heart-healthy antioxidants.

The Bottom Line?

To enjoy more healthy vegetables and fruits, find a way to add some to every meal – then getting those five servings will be a piece of cake.

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade. He can be contacted at knowledgeherald@gmail.com

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