NEWSLETTER Health &Wellness cost, limited availability and access, and not enough time to prepare or cook them are among the reasons why many of us don’t meet our greens quota. It’s not just kids who don’t like eating vegetables. Most adults struggle to get their daily greens requirements. But eating more vegetables shouldn’t be a struggle! These 12 strategies can help make getting more vegetables convenient, simple, and delicious: • Make them more interesting. • Look up new recipes. • Prep ahead of time. • Get everyone involved. • Hide them in yummy dishes like a roasted vegetable Lasagna. • Make an omelet. • Make them portable. • Slip ‘em into smoothies. • Upgrade starches: Zucchini fries. • Double up in restaurants: Ask your server to skip the potatoes and add another green vegetable. • Make it a mission to try a new one. • Buy them fresh or frozen. Frozen vegetables today are far tastier than the ones you might have grown up with. They might also be healthier.
12 QUICK WAYS TO ADD GREENS TO YOUR DIET Only one in 10 American adults meet fruit and vegetable recommendations. More specifically, only 9.3 percent of adults eat enough vegetables daily. Seven of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are from chronic diseases including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Eating plenty of green vegetables every day can help reduce your risk of those and other diseases. Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, and cabbage are also powerful cancer fighters. Eating plenty of vegetables can also balance your blood sugar and stabilize hunger, supporting weight loss and possibly reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes. Greens and the power of prevention: When inflammation persists, it becomes chronic. Chronic inflammation can play a role in most diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and Alzheimer’s. Why don’t we eat more greens? Knowing all these health benefits, why don’t more people eat green vegetables? Research shows that
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