Mar 3, 2014

Eat Your Vegetables...

Vegetables are a must on a diet.
I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie...

Want to feel better? Well eat those vegetables.  It not like we don't
know it, but sometimes a good steak sounds so much better than boring vegetables.

Vegetables and fruits are carbohydrates that provide a storehouse of vitamins, minerals, 
and other substances to protect against disease. Fruits and veggies are also valuable no-fat,
 no cholesterol sources of fiber and fluid.

Generally the more vivid the fruit or vegetable’s color, the more essential nutrients it holds. 
That deep orange or red coloring in carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, apricots,
 peaches, and strawberries signals their vitamin A content. Dark green leafy vegetables
 such as greens, spinach, romaine lettuce, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli are loaded 
with vitamin A as well as folic acid (a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth
 and reproduction). Vitamin C is found in more than just citrus fruits, it is also 

power-packed into strawberries, cantaloupes, tomatoes, green peppers, and broccoli. 
When fruits and veggies are loaded with color, they’re loaded with nutrition!

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.

May protect against certain types of cancers
May reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

May lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing
 kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.

 So let's all have a healthy day and let's pack in some of those
vegetables and fruits into our diet.  Only to our advantage.

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all
 little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables...