We all know we are meant to five or more serves of vegetables each and every day. But most of us do not eat enough of the recommended servings. In fact, it was found that more than half of the Australian adult population do not eat enough vegetables! But why do we need to eat so many vegetables? I will tell you why.
The specific recommendation of 5 vegetables or more, a day is based on research that suggests the risk of a number of health conditions can be reduced if eat more vegetables. The specific suggestion of five or more serves for vegetables is based on the nutrient requirements for the average adult.
My number one reason for eating our vegetables is to improve our health; as just mentioned. But here are a four more reasons to eat your veggies:
1. Vegetables can be a quick and easy snack to pre-prepare or to have on the go.
2. Vegetables are low in calories.
3. Vegetables are a great source of fibre, helping with weight loss and weight management.
4. There are so many different types of vegetables, you won’t have to eat the same thing over and over.