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A Doable Change Episode on Eating Your Veggies
Episode 1509th November 2018 • Plan Simple with Mia Moran • Mia Moran
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Fruits and veggies are so important to our thriving health! I sometimes talk about what we could take out, but adding the 10 servings of suggested fruits and veggies a day is huge!!!!

  • Eating more fruits and vegetables reduces inflammation thus reducing your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and some forms of cancer.

  • The fiber in fruits and vegetables may help to lower blood cholesterol levels.

  • Eating more fruits and vegetables may help reduce your chance of Type 2 diabetes.

  • Foods that are rich in potassium like oranges and bananas may help you maintain a healthy blood pressure.

  • Almost all fruits and many vegetables are low in fat, calories and sodium.

  • Fruits and vegetables are naturally cholesterol free.

  • Eating whole fruits and vegetables adds fiber to your diet. Fiber fills you up, causing you to naturally make better food choices.

  • Woman of childbearing age or in their first trimester of pregnancy need folate (folic acid), a nutrient that is found in fruits and vegetables. Folate reduces the risk of birth defects during your baby’s development.

Ten ways to eat more fruits and vegetables 

  • Have a salad every day for lunch & pack it in a jar for easy transport

  • Place veggie sticks on your kitchen table: carrots, celery, cucumbers, red peppers

  • Start the day with a green smoothie

  • Add veggies to non-veggie dishes – spinach in meatballs, radishes in tunafish, carrots and cauliflower in lentils

  • Bridge the gap with Juice Plus (Contact the person you know who sells juice plus, or email Mia and talk with her,

  • Have fresh fruit for your afternoon snack

  • Start with plants when planning your meals — then fill in the rest

  • Top your toast with Avocado, tomatoes, or banana and almond butter

  • Make ice cream out of frozen berries

  • Keep your fruit bowl filled and on an organized counter






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