Everyone knows that eating your veggies is so important, but let me ask you this question… And be honest with yourself… Do you consume the recommended 10 servings of veggies a day? Or what about the 16-20 servings recommended for optimal health?
How many people do you even know who eat this recommended amount of veggies? Not many, right? My bet would be that maybe 1 in 10,000 people eat enough veggies daily to be in the optimal range!
When you do consume enough servings of veggies daily your body will look better, work better and your energy levels will skyrocket to unheard of levels.
For this reason you must form the habit of having 10 servings of vegetables per day. Here’s a breakdown of what constitutes a serving:
- Raw Leafy Greens – 1 Serving = 1 cup (About The Size Of A Baseball Or Small Fist)
- Other Vegetables – 1 Serving = ½ cup (About The Size Of ½ A Baseball Or ½ A Small Fist)
The best ways to do this are use one or all of the following methods.
MORE VEGGIES METHOD #1
Commit to having a large salad every single day
Having a large salad once daily as a meal or before your main course is a great way to boost your overall vegetable intake and is also a great way to prep your digestive tract before a meal.
Keep it quick and simple however by using a simple and tasty recipe. Here’s such a recipe that you can use (just add and subtract for flavor):
- 1 Bag Of Your Favorite Greens
- ½ Large Cucumber (Sliced) today
- 1 Carrot (Sliced) – ½ Avocado
- Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar As Dressing
This salad recipe above will yield an extra 5 (or more depending on how big you make it) servings of vegetables every single day.
MORE VEGGIES METHOD #2
Commit to having a pile of cooked or steamed vegetables with dinner
Every night for dinner, even if you had a salad or even if you are out at your favorite restaurant, commit to having a pile of cooked or steamed vegetables with you meal. It’s quite easy to add in 5 or more servings of veggies in your evening meal by using this method.
Again keep it simple so you don’t get frustrated and choose vegetables that are tasty and easy to cook. My personal favorites are: Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, spinach, kale, zucchini, squash, artichokes, asparagus etc.
Simply steam them or lightly cook in a pan with butter or coconut oil and you are good to go.
MORE VEGGIES METHOD #3
Commit to adding fresh veggie juice into your daily routine
This is perhaps my favorite method for increasing overall vegetable intake in your body specifically because of the amount of vegetables you can add relative to the time it takes.
Simply add 5-10 servings of vegetables into a juicer or blender and drink them down once per day. Here’s basic recipe that I use that tastes great:
- 1 Full Stalk Of Celery
- ½ An Apple
- ½ A Cucumber
- 1-5 Kale Leaves
- Add Lemon For More Flavor
The bottom line is that you need to develop the habit of eating more vegetables and these are the best methods I have found to quickly make that happen.
QUICK HABIT RECAP:
Eat a minimum of 10 servings of vegetables per day (1 cup of raw leafy greens or ½ cup of other vegetables = 1 serving). The best ways to do this are by consuming a daily salad, adding in a pile of cooked or steamed vegetables into your evening meal and adding in fresh juice by using a blender or juicer.
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“You gotta eat right, you gotta have healthy habits, you know, and balance out your decadence with a healthy lifestyle during the day.”