Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Random Thoughts-Fruits and Veggies

We have always been told to eat our vegetables...but we need to make sure we are doing that on a regular basis. I was in a nutrition class the other day and the teacher told us that you need to eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack. Starchy vegetables are good but green ones are better! And I hate to break it to you that French Fries really don't count unless they are homemade and baked!

He said that if you maintain your same eating habits as you do now and just add fruits and veggies to every meal and snack, that you will lose weight. Fruits and Veggies are made up of something like 1000 nutrients that your body uses and science has only been able to identify 100 of those nutrients, so the other 900 or so help us in ways we do not know! So eat your fruits and veggies and cut down on the processed foods and sugary sweets! Your body will thank you for it!

And as far as pasta goes...try the whole wheat variety...I have found that for most things, there is not much of a difference. I especially like it in penne.

I have been doing my best to eat more natural foods (less processed) and to et healthier and I have to admit that I have more energy and feel better! Maybe these people do know what they are talking about!

Happy Eating!



McHorse Fam said...

Since I am not the best fruit eater. I am better at some veggies but very limited. I have started drinking my veggies and fruit. V8 makes both and I get them in small cans\bottles at Costco. Now I'm drinking to my health. Try it. I like the fruit ones with ice and the veggie ones just very cold. I put one in the freezer before I drink it. Yummy and healthy however spendy. It does cost more to be healthy.

Heather said...

Good for you Leah! Thanks for the comment!

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