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Five Ways to Get your Fruits and Veggies

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According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, just one extra serving of fruits or vegetables a day can cut the risk of heart disease by four per cent

According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, just one extra serving of fruits or vegetables a day can cut the risk of heart disease by four per cent. An added daily orange or serving of broccoli also helps reduce the risk of type II diabetes, which can lead to heart disease in the first place. Try these tips for incorporating fruits and veggies into your diet:

  1. Keep a bowl of fresh fruit or cut-up veggies and dip at the ready
    for quick, healthy snacks.
  2. Ladle up some vegetable soup. Health food stores have a great selection
    of natural soups if you have no time to prepare your own. Add some extra
    chopped tomato or garnish with green onions.
  3. For salads, be creative with colours, textures and flavours. Try some
    spicy arugula or fresh dandelion greens, or mix in a bag of organic spring
    mix. Try fruit toppers such as pear or strawberries, and add some bright
    nasturtiums or calendula petals from the garden.
  4. For dinner, add a few more veggies to pastas and stir-fries. Use pur?
    vegetables instead of cream or white flour to thicken sauces.
  5. Make zucchini bread, banana-walnut bread or carrot muffins. Warm out of
    the oven with a little fresh butter, they can tempt even the most finicky of
    palates.
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