Fruits & Veggies 101
We've all been told we need to eat more fruits and vegetables but with our lives being always on the go this can be hard to do and its easy to turn to vitamins or other supplements instead. Although vitamins and supplements are a great addition to our diet, they are not meant to replace fruits and vegetables. Good health comes from a proper diet including fruits and vegetables. When choosing your fruits and vegetables you want to make sure they have a good rich color. Generally speaking, the darker or brighter the color of the food, the more nutrients and phytochemicals it will contain. The best way to get the most nutrients in your fruits and vegetables is to eat a wide variety instead of eating 5 servings of the same fruit or vegetable.
5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is quite easy to consume. Adding one smoothie a day to your diet could provide you with your 5 servings a day all in just one shake! Portion sizes are actually a lot smaller than you would think. Fresh, frozen and dried fruit and vegetables count as one portion. As long as juice is 100% fruit or vegetable, it also will count as one portion. For example, a portion could consist of an apple, orange, banana, 8oz glass of 100% juice or three heaping tablespoons of cooked diced vegetables. Did you know that Acai is a fruit? It is one of the top superfoods in the world and adding this to your daily diet will greatly increase the amount of antioxidants your body receives as well as help to meet your daily needs for fruits and vegetables.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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