Friday, October 29, 2010

Makers Diet: Eat your vegetables

Have you eaten any vegetables today? What about yesterday? Did you get at least 3 servings EACH day??

According to an ABC News report, “Overall, about a third of American adults ate at least two servings of vegetables daily during 2009, and about a fourth consumed at least three servings of vegetables daily.”

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Vegetables contain antioxidants and compounds that you cannot get anywhere else. You will find phytochemicals and biophotons. People with higher intakes of vegetables have lower risks of stroke, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. They have higher scores on cognitive tests and higher antioxidants.

Dr. Mercola has a great chart of recommended vegetables.
His general rule is: the greener the better. He recommends at least 1/3 of the food you eat should be raw. Buy organic, locally-grown seasonable vegetables if possible. Carefully wash all conventional vegetables (non-organic), and remove peels and cores.

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