National Fruits and Veggies Month
National Fruits and Veggies Month is an excellent time to find ways to incorporate these wonderful foods into your diet. They’re nutritious, filling and full of vitamins and minerals the body needs to function. While many people enjoy fruits, it’s sometimes harder get the right amount of veggies in your meals throughout the day. The following are some tips to recognize these foods for National Fruits and Veggies Month.
Learn to Snack Healthy
Snacking is a good habit to have if you choose the right snacks. The humble apple and banana are both filling, affordable and nutritious snacks that are also portable. Not only will it fulfill a sweet craving, but will also help satiate hunger until your next meal. Edamame is another healthy snack that is appetizing with a dip like hummus. Add in some carrots and pepper strips and you have a colorful meal that is full of vitamins.
- Heirloom tomatoes
- New apple varieties
Know the Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables
It’s important to understand the reason why the body thrives off eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. There are many benefits from eating fresh produce. Once you find your favorites, it will become easier to find new ways to prepare them to ensure you get the recommended daily servings. Here are some of the most exciting benefits of eating fruits and vegetables:
- They’re filling with minimal calories
- Many contain fiber to aid in digestion
- Greens and berries have antioxidants to help counteract the effects of aging
The next time you’re planning a meal or snack, be sure to incorporate at least 2 or 3 fruits or vegetables. When you’re shopping, try a new variety each time you go to the store. You can always find recipes for nearly anything online, and it’s great fun to expand your palate and try new things.
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