Health Food

Getting Your 3 Servings of Fruits and Veggies Every Day

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The United States is an unhealthy place. Obesity and diabetes are at all-time highs as the average American rushes off to work and rushes back home with a Big Mac in between since they don’t have the time to cook a balanced meal. Experts are now telling us that we should eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, but for most people, this is impossible. Our schedules are too hectic to be able to consume that many apples or carrots. But there are ways to get your daily fruit and veggie intake without making drastic changes to your diet. Here are three easy ways to get your daily dose.

Make
Them Your Snack Food

Instead of going over to the vending machine on your break, pack some carrot or celery sticks from home. These crunchy vegetable functions as an excellent snack that will surely fill your belly while at the same time giving you nutritious boosts. And you don’t have to worry about how much you eat, as experts all agree that you can never have too many vegetables. In fact, a pound of carrots contains radically fewer calories than your average chocolate chip cookie. Consider also that vegetables will fill you up much more than a cookie can.

Add Some Berries Or Bananas To Your Breakfast Cereal

Some people simply don’t have time to eat a balanced breakfast and opt for a bowl of cereal instead. Sure, a bowl of Cheerios is truly healthy, but why not add a little sweetness to it without dumping a pound of sugar on it? Add some blueberries, strawberries, or even a sliced-up banana to your morning meal. Fruit is a great way to give your day an energy boost; by eating fruit first thing in the morning you will have enough energy to have a productive morning before you have your midday feast. For variety, mix it up; have strawberries with your cereal one day, bananas the next, and my blackberry the next. Regardless of the fruit you choose, you will be getting an ample amount of nutrients. So if you don’t like bananas and strawberries, try adding your favorite fruit; no matter what fruit you love, it’s healthy, so dig in!

Ask For Seconds

When you sit down at dinner or even lunch, double up on your veggies; don’t be afraid to add another helping to your plate, nothing bad can happen. Instead of reaching for another pork chop, grab yourself another serving of vegetables; you will still fill your belly while at the same time boosting your immune system. This will also prevent you from eating too much meat or potatoes] since the veggies will occupy more space on your plate than the other unhealthy grub. Also, try to have two different vegetables for your dinner spread; this should help ensure that you are getting your five servings per day. This will also lower your calorie count, helping you lose weight in the process.