Do you think there are a lot of children who have heard a parent say to them “Eat your vegetables, they are good for you!” I, for one, definitely heard that at the dinner table.
Today is the day to check out all of the wonderful and delicious vegetables available to eat. Vegetables are so healthy for you and the summertime is an especially great time to get them fresh. Check out the many farmer’s markets in your area. Remember, a variety of colorful vegetables is a great beginning.
The recommended daily intakes of vegetables (and fruits) is 2 to 4 cups depending on your age and sex. Most Americans have a hard time eating this much but there are good health reasons to try.
The top ten reasons for eating more vegetables according to www.eatingwell.com are:
Improves blood pressure
Gives you more fiber
Better eye health
Reduces risk of heart disease
Helps maintain blood sugar levels
Reduce the risk of cancer
Keeps your brain young
Improves immune health
To learn more details on the health benefits visit the eating well website.
Private Home Health Care loves to shop farmer’s markets and get fresh potatoes, peppers, green beans, kale and much, much more. You can check online for recipes on any vegetable you’d like to try.