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12 August, 2008

How To-78: "How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables"

How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

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Have you ever wanted to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Ever felt like it would be too difficult? Believe it or not, it is actually quite easy.

Steps

  1. Keep plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables on hand.
  2. Buy organic produce when possible; it often tastes better.
  3. Place fruit in a bowl on the kitchen counter where you will see it and be reminded to eat it.
  4. Develop the habit of eating a salad with lunch or dinner.
  5. Incorporate fruits and vegetables into your favorite recipes. For instance, add diced apples and chopped celery to chicken salad.
  6. Substitute fruits and vegetables for junk food.
  7. Use dips to make fruits and vegetables more flavorful. Dip carrots in ranch dressing or apples in peanut butter.
  8. Take a fruit or vegetable when you leave your house to avoid using vending machines.
  9. Develop the habit of eating certain fruits and vegetables at certain times of day. For instance, an orange for a mid-morning snack and an apple for an afternoon snack.
  10. When hosting or attending a social get-together, prepare a vegetable tray to eat before the meal.
  11. Eat fruit for dessert.

Tips

  • The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the easier it becomes.
  • By eliminating high-fat and high-sugar foods from your diet, it will be easier to acquire a taste for fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat organic fruits and vegetables as much as possible to avoid pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified food.
  • The USDA recommends eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
  • If you have difficulty eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, consider taking fruits and vegetables in capsule form.

Warnings

  • Always eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for the maximum health benefits. If you only eat one type of fruit or vegetable, your body will not get all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients it needs.

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1 comment:

Anne said...

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