Amazing Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Vegetable Intake
5 Ways to Get Yourself to Eat More Veggies

Veggies are good for you! Make sure you eat a variety of colors every day.
Veggies are good for you! Make sure you eat a variety of colors every day.

Most doctors and health professionals will agree: there are no foods that are healthier than vegetables. The trouble is, most people find that eating vegetables on a daily basis is challenging.

Think back to when you were a child, slapping the broccoli out of your parent's hands. You weren’t into veggies in the first place. Getting into it now, when no one is forcing you to eat it, can be even harder.

Truth is, vegetables are essential to your health. Let’s break down some of the best ways to motivate yourself to eat more veggies.

Juice Your Veggies

Juicing machines have become very popular in the past few years for good reason. Many people don’t like to spend the time to cook and eat their veggies. Why not juice them in a snap, drink a glass, and get 3-5 servings in a couple of sips?

Juicing your veggies is a great initial step. Adding fruit will help to make the drink taste sweeter and still enable you to get much of the essential nutrients needed for healthy cell maintenance and growth.

Keep in mind that juicing your vegetables limits the amount of fiber that you get from them. You’ll need to get your fiber from grain-rich foods when you use the juicer.

Understand That Vegetables are Absolutely Essential to Health

Unless you’re willing to supplement with a multivitamin each day, veggies are essential to your diet. Even then, you may not be getting enough.

Not only do vegetables provide the bulk of your fiber, but they also contain critical nutrients like vitamins and minerals to balance hormones, enable growth, and strengthen hair, skin, nails, and much more.

Skipping your veggies means skipping a great source of low-calorie fuel to help your body maintain growth and performance.

Vegetables May Actually Reduce the Onset of Disease

Many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes have a treatment option of increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables. Vegetables are no substitute for specific medical advice (nor is this article), but eating your veggies with enough variety could be one of the best preventable measures you can take to ensure you are always getting the best spectrum of nutrients for optimal health.

Endless Variety

Don't like broccoli? No worries, there’s an endless variety of vegetables. From Asia to North America, vegetables are plentiful at any local supermarket. You can enjoy a different set of vegetables each day, so you’ll never get bored with the same ones.

They’re Inexpensive

On a tight budget? No problem. Vegetables are likely the cheapest addition to your grocery list. It’s no wonder many people go vegetarian for this reason. Research shows that you can save around $1000 a year on groceries by swapping meat products for more veggies.

I am not saying take the meat out of your diet - this is your choice. But if you’re on a budget, vegetables are a very inexpensive and economically sustainable way to get your calories and nutrients.

At the end of the day, eating veggies comes down to a personal choice and your own motivation. If you consider all the health and cost benefits, surely, you’ll choose to take some time to get your daily dose of kale in. #potential #passion #purpose #drkturk #minerals #vitamins #heath #fitness #iv #ivtreatment #drip #lifehack #biohacking #wellness #life #health #career #romance #relationship #work #healthyliving #findsuccess #rightfoundation Learn more by following Turkington Medical on social media.

Author's Bio: 

Kirsten Turkington, DNP helps clients tap their potential, ignite their passions, and define their purpose to find success in life, health, wellness, career, and relationships. Subscribe to the Turkington Medical newsletter for regular health tips and recommendations.