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Tips for Including More Delicious Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet
Just about everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. Even though we know this to be true, many of us still find it hard to include the recommended 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit per day in our diets. Once you learn a few easy tricks, soon you'll have no trouble eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.
First, you'll want to become generally familiar with serving sizes. They are not as big as you might think. Here are the some guidelines for one serving of fruits or vegetables:
1 cup of raw leafy
vegetables (such as lettuce or spinach)
Be sure to include
at least one fruit serving at breakfast, preferably two. Try a glass of
orange juice and a whole piece of fruit, or a smoothie using both juice
and whole fruit.
Include at least two
servings of vegetables with both lunch and dinner. A lunch example would
be to add both lettuce and tomato to a sandwich, and some raw vegetables
on the side. For dinner, try serving 2 sides of steamed vegetables. Or,
eat a bowl of tomato or vegetable soup or gazpacho as an appetizer. Try
a pizza with lots of veggie toppings.
Fill half your dinner
plate with vegetables, and go for seconds on veggies before you'll allow
yourself seconds of the entrée. If you don't have any fresh vegetables
or fruit, keep frozen and canned on hand - they are surprisingly comparable
in terms of nutrition.
Include fruit in your
dessert selections. You can serve it with angel food cake, yogurt, light
whipping topping, chocolate syrup, light ice cream, or all by itself!
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