Eating Fruits And VeggiesBy Shane R
There is a new report that has surfaced saying that people in America believe they are eating the necessary veggies and fruits each day. But, it seems like there is a disparity between what Americans think are actually fruit and veggies. During the study, some people said they were counting french fries as a serving of veg. So, we are going to talk about fruits and veggies that hit the maximum potential of nutritional value. Specifically, when you are cooking vegetables, you get a different nutritional concept than with raw veggies.
The stats that first raised some eyebrows were that almost all individuals over the age of 20 said they were eating veggies, with 2/3 of them eating fruit daily. But, this does not always seem to be the case. Adults with a higher income are the ones who eat more red and orange veggies, as well as dark green vegetables. When individuals eat those nutritionally loaded veggies, they take in nutrients like fiber, vitamin A and C, folate, and potassium. Along with great veggies, legumes like peas and beans count in this category, too.
One tip for people that are not getting the necessary fruits and veggies may consider frozen ones. Now, there has been a myth out there saying frozen is not as good as fresh This is not always the case. If these frozen items are not packed with sodium and preservatives, you should be good to go. But, do know that your items will not last as long frozen in this way. This way, you can prepare accordingly.