The Nutrient side of the story…
- Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. Avoid adding dip and sauces to your veggies…this will add unwanted fat or sat and calories!
- Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fibre, folic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
- Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Vegetable sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.
- Dietary fibre from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fibre is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fibre-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
- Folic acid helps the body form red blood cells. Women who have a chance of becoming pregnant should consume adequate folic acid from foods. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and other complications during fetal development.
- Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
- Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds, strengthens immune system, is part of the structure of bones and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C also helps iron to absorb in our digestive system.
What are the Health benefits?
- Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
- Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
- Diets rich in foods containing fibre, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
- Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
- Eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake
What do I need to do to get the Benefits if I Hate Veggies?
One very challenging way to get the nutrients and fibre you need from veggies if you won’t eat them…is that you could try to use multiple supplements …but this becomes challenging to sort out how much, in what proportion and how often it is needed… (You could also choose to eat veggies, but even our food quality these days is rather poor).
A much easier way to get exactly what you need is to have a superfood shake once per day that incorporates more than 9 servings of your veggie nutrition in just one scoop. Now THIS is much easier…and is delicious too! The other ingredients this once-per-day shake offers is antioxidants, superfood nutrients, adaptogens, herbs that help promote hormone balance, pre and pro-biotics, digestive enzymes and the perfect blend of proteins, vitamins and minerals for optimal energy and health. ..The side benefits are beautiful hair, nails and skin, good digestion, amazing energy, look younger, and it also helps lose stubborn fat by feeding our body dense nutrition and cutting cravings as well! (BONUS!). (and contains ZERO artificial ingredients too!) … Take a few minutes to check out the video below!
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