Being Healthy And Fit Isn’t A Fad Or A Trend. Instead, It’s A Lifestyle!
Healthy tip: Eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Focus on eating the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables each day. When you do this, your stomach will be more satisfied and it help you cut back on unhealthy foods. A serving is half a cup of raw fruit or a small apple or banana, for example. Most of us need to double the amount we currently eat. A serving size of vegetables is 1/2 cup for starchy vegetables (corn, potatoes, green peas, sweet potatoes, acorn squash and butternut squash) and 1 cup for non-starchy vegetables.
Try to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day as deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Add berries to breakfast cereals, eat fruit for dessert, and snack on vegetables such as carrots, snow peas, or cherry tomatoes instead of processed snack foods.
- Greens. Try other greens beyond lettuce. Kale, mustard greens, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage are all packed with calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.
- Sweet vegetables. Add some of these to your meal—such as corn, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, yams, onions, and squash—add healthy sweetness to your meals and reduce your cravings for added sugars.
- Fruit. Fruit helps you to fill up on fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Berries are cancer-fighting, apples provide fiber, oranges and mangos offer vitamin C, and so on.