To become the slim and healthy person you want to be, instead of focusing on what you think you should eat less of, consider what you should be eating more of.
Most people can improve their health by eating more vegetables. In our culture, most meals are planned around protein, breads, and other starches and few if any vegetables!
Vegetables add the vitamins and minerals and fiber needed to help you create better health, energy, and help you live longer. Adding extra vegetables to your daily diet helps keep you regular, may help lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers and prevent many other problems.
Different vegetables provide different nutrients, so it is important to get a mix of vegetables. Although five servings of vegetables a day is often used as a benchmark, many nutrition and healthcare experts believe we should be aiming higher, for more like 8-10 servings.
How do you get 5-10 servings of vegetables? To get a variety of vegetables and to meet the number of suggested servings, I make these servings a “mix” rather than just one type.
Here are some suggestions: ...Add some greens to your breakfast shake/smoothie ...On a sandwich add lots of romaine lettuce, spinach, onion, tomato. ...Create and eat lots of mixed salad: romaine lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, green peppers, sweet peppers, tomato, avocado, red onion, carrots, squash ...Buy mixed vegetable frozen packets or create your own from fresh vegetables: broccoli and cauliflower green beans and broccoli and red peppers yellow squash, green squash, tomato, green beans and onion lima beans and corn
... Why Add a Multi-vitamin? Even when you eat lots of vegetables, you may still want to take a mulit-vitamin. However, not all multi-vitamins are made the same. A multi-vitamin is a “vegetable” supplement to our eating habits. A complete, natural multi-vitamin is important as “nutritional insurance” that we are getting all that we need to help our bodies function effectively when: ...we don’t have time to prepare vegetables ...we don’t like certain vegetables ...we don’t get a mix of vegetables ...vegetables we get are not grown properly and may not have the quality of nutrition that we expected.
Studies have shown that people who take certain supplements long-term have better health than those who just “ate healthy.” But … not all supplements are healthy! Checkout more information about “bioavailability” and 2 tests you can do to test if your current supplement is natural.
Here is the multi-vitamin I prefer: Vita Leabecause: ...Research shows it is natural (no synthetics or chemicals) ....Studies have proven it to be effective in building health ....Easy to digest - doesn’t leave an aftertaste or “burping” ....Reasonably priced ....It made a significant difference in my health
Here’s the challenge: Increase your vegetable intake for at least 5 days to see what difference it makes in how you feel. Hopefully you will continue the new habit for a lifetime. Also, add Vita Lea multi-vitamin for 30 days to see what difference it makes.
Preparation: List how you feel physically and emotionally. Plan your list of vegetables Shop and prepare in advance Order Vita Lea Day 1-5 Keep a log of the vegetables you eat Day 5 – Compare how you feel on Day 5 to Day 1 Day 6-30: Add Vita Lea to your nutrition regimen and keep up the vegetables. Compare how you feel at the end of 30 days to how you felt on Day 1.