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Baby Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle: Eat For Your Health Pt. 2
Posted By Crystal Collins On June 24, 2010 @ 9:32 pm In Health and Wellness,Organic and Green Living | 4 Comments
The first part of Eat For Your Health talked about oils, herbs and spices that you should have in your diet. This post is going to cover fruits and vegetables. Most of you know that it is recommended you get at least nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Take a second, and count how many times you ate a FRESH fruit or vegetable yesterday.
How much does it add up to?
Is it 2, 3 or zero? If you’re like the majority of Americans, then your VFS (Veggie/Fruits Servings) number is low (yes, I just made that acronym up). In a society where we constantly look towards modern medicine for healing, it’s time we turn to the fruits and vegetables that are so rich in nutrients and healthful properties. I’m continually astounded by the side effects listed on medicines, but yet people still choose them over having a healthy diet, that allows the body to naturally heal itself.
Whether you want to admit it or not, we all know that we need fruits and vegetables. Mostly, the issue is that these things can cost so much. Especially if we are trying to eat organic. Here’s the dirty dozen list in fruits and vegetables (the ones that have the highest pesticide count, and should be eaten organic):
Fruits and vegetables with a hard outer shell are the least contaminated:
If you made it this far through my post (I know a lot of you just gloss over these posts), do me a favor and act on what you have read! Your health is important, and these things should not be ignored.
Ways to save on produce:
How do you manage to get enough fruit and vegetable servings each day?
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