Get Real: Eat the rainbow
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We’ve all heard it time and time again. Eat more fruits and vegetables. The USDA tells us the average person needs at least two cups of each a day. Two cups doesn’t sound too hard right? Well you would be amazed at how difficult it is for most people to meet the minimum requirement everyday. And if they are meeting the minimum, it’s not the best variety to provide optimal nutrition. It’s a daily struggle for a lot of us, but a challenge we are tackling head on.
Now matter where you read, the research on both sides, is in agreement that vegetable and fruit consumption is critical for optimal health. Raw fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals and fiber to keep you feeling good and protect your body from chronic diseases.
Does organic produce provide you with more nutrients than conventional produce? YES! Simply put, the practices put forth by obtaining an organic certification lead to more nutrient dense soil, which in turn provides you with the best produce for your body! We’ve helped you throughout this month to choose what produce is best to buy organic and what you can spare for conventional. Or even planting your own edible garden to get the freshest produce possible. And we even walked you through buying locally and joining a CSA.
So what’s your excuse now for not eating more of the rainbow??
- Prepare at least three meals vegetarian this week. Can’t find any ones you like? Take a look here at our vegetarian menus! We have breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
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