“Eat your vegetables!” Did you hear your mother’s voice as you read that? Well, go ahead and add it to the long list of solid advice from mom. For decades, mothers and doctors alike have been pleading with us to add more vegetables to our diets, and with good reason. Vegetable consumption has been linked to many benefits. Whether your goal is to manage weight, skin health, energy support, or to simply eat better, vegetables may be able help.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a healthy snack (perhaps a salad?) and keep reading to find out more about why you should eat your vegetables.
3 Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables
1. Skin support*
A variety of vitamins and minerals in vegetables can support skin health*, and vegetables pack a whole lot of nutritional goodness into each serving. Generally speaking, anything that is nutritious for your body is probably good for your skin too. Eating vegetables in a variety of colors is a great way to give your skin support.
2. Eat until you’re full
Yep, you read that right. If you’re trying to manage weight, veggies are your new BFF. Due to their typically high fiber content and lower calorie count, you can eat until you’re full without completely damaging your weight loss goals.
3. Support energy*
Vegetables are full of complex carbohydrates, which can take a bit longer to digest. In comparison, it’s much better than the quick spike and crash that most get with simple carbohydrates.
So, how much do you need to consume? The daily recommended amount for adults is 2-3 cups, but with health benefits like these, you might be motivated to aim higher than that. There are plenty of great ways to sneak more veggies into your diet (check out our awesome cauliflower crust pizza recipe. Go above and beyond by adding loads of veggies for toppings!). What are your favorite ways to eat your vegetables? Share them with us on our facebook page!
As always, please consult your healthcare provider before changing your diet to determine if it is suitable for your needs.
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