Since the beginning of time, moms have been trying to get their kids to eat their greens. And now we’re here to try to convince everyone to eat his or her greens.
Fresh, raw veggies are often looked down on and called rabbit food or diet food. But when you give your taste buds a chance to pause and actually taste the food, you’ll love the clean, delightful flavors that are packed into fresh veggies.
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Along with all the flavor comes vitamins and minerals that are vital to good health.
In vegetables, every color represents a different nutrient or vitamin. One good rule is to aim for a wide variety of color on every plate.
Raw veggies are also an excellent source of fiber. Natural occurring fiber in foods strengthens the digestion system more than any over-the-counter remedy ever could.
If you’re eating enough of the right fruits and veggies, then there’s no need to turn to energy or sports drinks for extra electrolytes.
So which of the veggies are the best to turn to for health and nutrition? Here’s a list of the best-tasting, most nutritional and beneficial veggies.
The Veggies to Eat
Carrots: Millions of rabbits can’t be wrong. Carrots are sweet, refreshing, packed with vitamin A, and always available. Make sure to buy organic carrots and spare yourself the dangerous pesticides.
Red Peppers: Slightly sweet, gorgeous, and loaded with more vitamin C than an orange, this plump beauty is a winner.
Broccoli: This superfood is known to have mega cancer-fighting properties. When you see the beautiful green florets arranged on a crudité, go for the gold and enjoy this healthy food. Of course, it’s best to skip the dip.
Snap Peas: When snap peas are in season, eat up! These delicious peas are a fleeting indulgence. No recipe needed; just snap the pod from the vine and enjoy!
Onion: These strong guys have huge health benefits. The best way to eat raw onion is to make a fresh salsa, heavy on the onions.
Tomato: Okay, they are not really a vegetable, but the tomato isn’t sweet, so we often lump them in with the vegetables. Either way—they are super healthy.
At one period in history, people thought that tomatoes, or love apples, were poisonous. Nowadays, we know they are good for our health, but it still takes some convincing to get some people to eat a tomato. Try slicing them up and eating them with eggs. Salsa is of course a delicious option. When summer hit, the best way to eat a tomato is straight out of the garden.
If you’re just starting to try to work fruits and vegetables into your diet, here are some pointers on some great ways to try eating them.
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How to Eat More Veggies
– Make a veggie tray and set it out on the table before dinner. Most people love to snack before dinner—voila, healthy snack.
– Keep washed and chopped veggies ready to eat and handy in the fridge.
When the munchies hit—the most convenient food will also be the healthy food.
– Play Veggie BINGO. Make a bingo chart with veggie names. Make them off as you eat them. Reward yourself when you get BINGO!
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