#7 Eat More Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
The majority of people living in western societies do not eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables, even though most know how important they are to good health. This is usually down to bad habits, ignorance or not having the time or experience in the kitchen.
The reality is, a simple decision to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables is easier and more rewarding than most people think, not just from a health perspective, but from a taste perspective, as taste is almost always down to the recipe! Here’s some tips to help you eat more fruit and veg as part of your everyday diet:
- If you eat cereal for breakfast, add some berries or chopped banana
- Add more soups, stews and casseroles to your weekly recipes as these often contain several different vegetables and maintain all their goodness, which is often not the case when boiling vegetables
- Keep fruit somewhere visible so it’s not forgotten about and replace the chocolate bar with a piece of fruit such as a banana or apple
- Make your own smoothies – they’re quick and easy to make with a blender and they taste great!
The good news is most fruit and vegetables are low in fat so are great if you’re trying to lose weight, especially if you eat them as alternatives to other more sugary, processed snacks.