Getting in the recommended daily intake of vegetables can be a challenge, especially when our meals tend to be based around carbs or meat. Time also seems to be another reason people seem to fall shy of a good amount of veg per day. But vegetables are so good for our bodies that we really should make it a priority not just to meet these recommendations, but to exceed them!
I know that our busy lives make this more than a challenge, but if you can even get just one or two extra serves of veg in a day, your body will love you for it. Here’s four easy ways to get in that extra veg.
When you’re working out ‘serves’ of vegetables, use the following as a guide – ½ a cup of cooked vegetables or 1 cup of salad (taken from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013).
Nourishing your body with the good stuff really is the best way to improve your health and although when we are young we feel like we’re invincible, it all catches up to us with age – trust me, I have seen some very sick people being a nurse, it’s not nice.
As always I am more than happy to chat about this further or answer any questions you may have so please feel free to comment or contact me here.
Do something today that future you will thank you for.