How To Eat More Vegetables

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 17:21 
Are you, like me, someone who struggles with eating raw and cruciferous vegetables?


Let’s face it, a good salad takes time to make, and as a mom and even a mom that stays home, unless I make the salad the night before for lunch the next day, it takes too much time to eat one daily. My solution, is to drink or juice your veggies.


It’s so important to eat raw vegetables. The nutrients that you get when you eat these nutrients are important to be able to live healthy. Your body has the ability to fight off disease when it has the right forms of antibodies or nutrients to be able to fight off the disease that is attacking your cells. Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients are all needed consistently in your body to be able to fight off and prevent disease.


We all need to eat more green vegetables. Raw, green vegetables are best because when you cook a food, nutrients are cooked out of the food to a certain extent. Therefore if we are already not eating enough green vegetables consistently each day, then we need to focus on raw green vegetables.


What works best for me is my super food Shakeology that contains all of my vitamins and minerals and antioxidants in 1 meal. Then I like to add more raw vegetables throughout the day to boost my antioxidant count. I prefer to drink them most of the time. Which is why I have been researching juicing and the benefits.


Let me first warn you. Juicing is not always cheap, and not always the best tasting. For me, it’s not about the taste but the benefits and prevention of disease for my body. I know it’s important so it’s worth it to me. I’m just thankful that my Shakeology each morning is yummy! J


If you want to try juicing, I recommend investing in a juicer or a Vitamix blender will work as well.


The base of your juice should be low glycemic water based vegetables such as celery and cucumber. From there you should add your cruciferous vegetables, and other low glycemic fruits and vegetables. There are a variety of combinations. The key is to replace the foods that you aren’t found of eating in the juice so that you are still getting the benefits.


I plan on sharing recipes I try on my Pinterest and Facebook pages.


I’d love for you to share a recipe you try with me in a comment below or on my Facebook page as well.