Very often people ask me what they should eat. It's confusing, there's so much conflicting nutrition information out there. However, the one thing most experts agree on is that eating more green leafy vegetables is great for your health. Not only do they contain many vitamins and minerals but they're low in calorie and high in fiber. Studies show eating more green leafy vegetables can help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes even depression.
In addition, if you're eating more greens means it probably means you're eating less processed foods that are high in salt, sugar and fat which helps you lose weight.
Here are some tips to help you eat more greens:
- Before having a snack, eat a fruit or vegetable then eat the snack
- Instead of juice in the morning have a piece of fruit
- When eating pasta line the bottom of your dish with spinach or your favorite green
- Have a fruit smoothie for breakfast
- Add pureed fruit or vegetables to soups and sauces
- Serve fruit or vegetables to kids before dinner when they’re most hungry
- Fill ½ your plate with vegetable then protein and grains
- Keep plenty of the fruit and vegetables you like on hand
- Juice 2 or 3 different vegetables with an apple
- Try to eat 2 servings of fruit and or vegetables at every meal
Instead of getting all confused about what you should eat just focus on adding foods that you know are good for you into your diet. Over time you'll begin to have more energy and lose weight which will give you the incentive to do more of the things that will make you feel and look better.
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