Many people struggle to eat right.
Getting the right food into your body can be a daily challenge. Fast food and all-you-can-eat buffets seem to be around every corner. Trans-fat, sugar, and artificial colors and flavors have been added to just about everything in the supermarket. Reaching for a bag of chips or a soda at the corner store seems a whole lot faster and easier than washing and peeling a piece of fruit or preparing a salad. Yet, you can’t read a magazine or watch TV without hearing the message: “Eat more fruits and vegetables.” However, knowing what to do is easy; actually doing it is the hard part. Here are three simple ways to add more fresh produce into your family’s diet.
- The easiest way to do this is to add a fruit or veggie to every meal that you are currently eating. If you are used to having a bowl of cereal for breakfast, just add some berries or a banana to it. If your normal lunch consists of a sandwich, have some veggie sticks with it. Eat some grapes with that afternoon snack. Have a side salad with dinner. You get the idea. Don’t work too hard on avoiding certain foods, but rather work to add more fresh produce to your diet. Ideally, most adults should be consuming 9 servings of fruits and veggies every day! Don’t get discouraged – just work on adding a little at a time.
- Many people look to vitamins and supplements to help bridge the nutritional gap in their diets. Unfortunately, supplements cannot even begin to replace the thousands of plant-based nutrients that God put in fresh fruits and vegetables. An easy, convenient, and very affordable way to add more fresh produce into your diet is by taking Juice Plus. Juice Plus is concentrated fruits and veggie in a capsule or soft chew. It is regulated by the FDA as food (not a supplement) and is the most researched nutritional product in history. Children between the ages of 4 and 18 and full-time college students can get Juice Plus for FREE with an adult sponsor. More info can be found at by calling our office at 321-332-6984.
- Drink a “Complete” Shake. Complete is a well-balanced meal replacement that is the most natural and healthiest on the market. Along with being gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, it contains several different fruits and vegetables and tastes great! Having some on hand is a great idea and can be used for a healthy breakfast, a snack between meals, or as “fast food” when you are in a hurry. You can also use a blender to mix additional produce into the smoothie.
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