Eat Your Veggies!

Are you getting your daily intake of vegetables? Do you know what the correct serving size is for you per day? Click this link to take you through how many servings of vegetables you should get per day. The website even takes you into subgroups, so that you can figure out the different types you should be getting in per week. If you need reminders of what nutritional elements you are getting from the different vegetables, click this link for a downloadable chart. So what about the age old debate, are raw or cooked vegetables better for you? Well, it really depends on the vegetable. According to scientificamerican.com, “cooked carrots, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus, cabbage, peppers and other vegetables also supply more antioxidants, and that cooking tomatoes actually boosts the amount of lycopene in tomatoes”. Lycopene helps to lower cancer and heart attacks.
So what should you do? Keep eating your vegetables, enjoy them, come up with creative ways to cook them. Here is a link to 38 Summer Vegetable Recipes courtesy of delish.com, enjoy!

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