An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

image of basket filled with vegetablesStudies have shown that eating a healthy serving of fruits and veggies daily is important for a healthy diet. Although fruits and vegetables might not have the same appeal as a scoop of ice cream, the health benefits far surpass that of a single scoop of chocolate ice cream.

Each fruit and vegetable have their own unique health perk, which is something that most people are not aware of. For example, studies show eating apples may help to prevent certain types of cancers.* Apricots can help to work against contracting heart disease later on in life. Bell peppers are rich in Vitamin C, which helps to heal cuts, and keeps teeth and gums healthy, allowing for the trip to the dentist to be just a tad more bearable!* Cabbage is one of the few foods that is high in Vitamin E, which in turn is an antioxidant, antibacterial, and an anti-inflammatory.* The list can go on and on, but the major focus of highlighting different fruits and vegetables is to shine some light on how important, and useful these foods can be in such a variety of ways. Instead of spending an inflated price on a bottle of Advil from the drug store, a head of cabbage can be a cheaper, and much healthier alternative.

image of strawberry and spinach saladEating a healthy serving of fruits and vegetables every day can surely seem like a daunting task. Between the everyday stresses of life, a balanced diet can sometimes be the first thing to suffer. However, there are some easy ways to work to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your busy life: boost your breakfast by making a smoothie, and adding fruits into your oatmeal or yogurt. For soup recipes, it is advised to double the amount of vegetables the recipe calls for to ensure you are getting your daily dosage. If you want to learn some more easy tips to maintaining a healthy diet, visit this link to get some cool ideas:
http://www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/healthy-habits/eat-vegetables-fruits/sneak-vegetables-into-recipes. image of sliced apple

Eating your fruits and vegetables can often seem like a hassle, but expanding on previous knowledge about just how good they are for you will likely lead to a healthier food regimen. When in doubt, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

*Source:
http://www.webmd.com/

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