There is more to eating fruits and vegetables; the nutrients in these foods go a long way to a healthy body. Health medics recommend active and frequent intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. For some people, fruits and vegetables are not enticing while for others, it’s just not their cup of tea.
Here are tips to help incorporate fruits and vegetables in your plate:
Are you rushing somewhere and you are hungry? Mix a variety of vegetables into a dish, this way you enjoy the variety. You can eat it on the way as you drive.
Yes, kids too need the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. As you pack your child’s snack or lunch, pack a fruit a day. For lunch, mix vegetables; try adding spinach to pasta or rice.
Eating fruits and vegetables may not be your favorite or you may consider it boring. Incorporate different sizes and different cutting or slicing of the fruits. For vegetables, mix different vegetables, this gives you more color and different flavors.
Other than packing fresh fruits and vegetables for your kid’s lunch, engage them at home too. While preparing breakfast,lunch or dinner, engage the entire family. These acts help your family to bond and give more emphasis on the need for everyone in the family to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
After purchasing fruits and vegetables, you can store them in the refrigerator for later use. Frozen fresh and or canned fruits and vegetables are also good. They also offer nutrients the same as the one straight from the grocery store. When going for canned veggies and fruits, be on the look-out for sodium quantity. Go for low sodium quantity and 100% water or juice; not syrup.
Fruits and veggies are quite beneficial to the human body system.