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Eat MORE? Yes.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Veggies, that is.

Of course, we've always known that we should eat our fruits and vegetables. But science has finally caught up with common sense.

A study in the UK investigated people's eating habits and health outcomes. The more fruits and vegetables people ate, the better their overall health. It didn't matter if the people were smokers or in bad health.

How Much To Eat?
Adding 2 additional portions of fruits and vegetables a day increased the chances that someone would be in good functional health by 11 percent. Make that your goal -- to add two servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

How To Do It?
All you have to do is double your veggies at dinner and eat an apple or other piece of fruit as a snack.

You can read this for yourself at longevity.about.com/od/l
ongevityboosters/a/add_2_s
ervings.htm


You can find all sorts of ways to add vegetables to your diet. I like to spritz mine with Olive Oil, spread them on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven at about 400 degrees for 20 min. or more, depending on how crunchy you want them. You can put them in zip lock bags and add them to every meal.

Or simply prep all your favorites that you like to munch on raw, and have them available right in the middle of your fridge so they are what you see as soon as you open that door, wanting to "graze".

Just be sure to make eating these veggies your FIRST priority. Get that quota in every day and you won't have to worry so much about the rest of your food.

I'm sold on veggies!

Karen
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INKEDSHUTTERBUG 3/5/2010 1:27PM

  They are very delicious once you get a taste for them, thanks for the reminder!
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WYWIWOMAN 3/3/2010 11:06PM

    Great blog! Veggies are great - thanks for the article. Have a healthy veggie-filled day tomorrow!
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FISHINGLADY66 3/3/2010 8:30PM

    I'm sold on vegetables too. I always have a container of fresh veggies in my fridge for munching. Thanks for the article.
God Bless

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SUPREME5 3/3/2010 3:59PM

    I LOVE FRUIT AND VEGGIES SO IT'S EASY FOR ME TO GET THEM EVERY DAY

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/3/2010 2:41PM

    I eat tons of fruits and veggies. I love them!!

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JENNY888 3/3/2010 12:04PM

    Veggies are something I have no problem eating. Same goes for fruits.

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MSKRIS7 3/3/2010 10:37AM

    I always love veggies, fruits are second best for me, have to be careful.Sugar/asthma

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MOOOOW 3/3/2010 9:46AM

    Roasted veggies are the best!!! I actually do the same thing. They are also great for snacking.

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CATHY629 3/3/2010 8:55AM

    I wish i loved vegetables, i really have to force myself to eat them,i dont have a problem with fruit as i love fruit.
Cathy

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PJSTIME 3/3/2010 8:38AM

    Good blog. I have no problems getting in my fruits and vegetables because I like them. Onward and Downward in 2010. PJ

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GABY1948 3/3/2010 7:48AM

    I'm sold on veggies with you, Karen! Good blog, thanks!
Gaye

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