Remember when your parents told you to eat your fruits and vegetables?
Well, they were right, and it’s always a good time to bring them back into your diet. Not only are they full of nutrients that your body absolutely needs, but they add beautiful colors to your daily meals. And we tend to eat with our eyes before our mouth!
One of my favorite ways to get a sufficient amount of vegetables and fruits in my daily diet is to drink Suja Ubergreens. It is a blend of whole greens and fruits. Whole ingredients are important because the juice of the fruit is pure sugar and the skins contain fiber and nutrients. I mix it in with protein powder every morning and let me tell you, my gut has never been so healthy and regular in my life. My kids say it tastes like grass, but I think it tastes great.
Full Of Fiber
Fiber is something that our bodies need, both to keep bowels regular and to help get rid of excess cholesterol. It also makes us feel fuller, which is what’s needed to keep us away from all of those bad foods we love to snack on. So, the next time you make a plate of food, make sure that most of it is full of veggies and some fruit. Think of bright green broccoli, beautiful strawberries, and hearty kale!
Get Your Vitamins
While you can always take a multivitamin and other supplements, there’s really no better way to get your nutrition than directly from the source. Even medical professionals agree that it’s always better to eat your vitamins than to swallow them in pill form. For example, kale is a great source of cancer-fighting compounds. Think of this the next time you want to eat a delicious grilled chicken salad. So, while supplements can be beneficial, try to only turn to them when needed, and consume vegetables on a regular basis!
Lower Your Risk Of Disease
All of those vitamins and fiber help to also lower your risk for life-threatening diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease. Just think of how healthy you’re about to become once you give up the soda, as mentioned in my previous email, and then enjoy a big bowl of mixed fruit with some refreshing water. All of this will help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
And if you’re worried about still wanting some junk food, remember that fruit is sweet. Couple that with its high-fiber content, and chances are that you’ll be too full from a serving of watermelon to want some ice cream. Which is great, since what you ate will help prevent diabetes, and what you could have eaten can actually cause it!