How To Easily Add More Fruits And Vegetables To Your Diet

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We all know that we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but it isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. There are so many other more convenient food options that fresh fruits and vegetables usually don’t end up in our stomachs. The good news is that adding more fruits and vegetables can be easy if you put enough effort into it. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. 

Buy Frozen And Dried Fruits And Vegetables
One of the problems with buying fresh fruits and vegetables is that they go bad if you don’t eat them soon enough. If this is a problem for you, an easy fix is to buy fruits and vegetables that are frozen or dried. Frozen and dried fruits and vegetables last longer and don’t require any washing or preparation. This makes it very easy to snack on frozen and dried fruit.

Use Oils And Seasoning To Your Advantage
If you are someone who prefers eating meat instead vegetables, there is a good chance you aren’t preparing your vegetables to their best potential. The next time you are cooking vegetables, try adding extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, cilantro, and parsley to your vegetable dishes. Using oil adds fat, calories, and flavor to the vegetables you cook. Fresh herbs also can liven up any vegetable dish.

Blend Fruit Smoothies For A New Taste
Using a blender to make fruit smoothies is a great way to add more fruits to your diet. When you make your own smoothies, you have more control over the ingredients and can make things to suit your own specific tastes and dietary needs. Another benefit of blending your own smoothies is that they can taste better than eating just plain fruit. When you add yogurt, milk, and other ingredients, you can create interesting combinations that will make it easier for you to eat more fruit.

When Grocery Shopping, Visit The Produce Section First
This is a simple way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. When you go grocery shopping, visit the produce section and buy all of your fruits and vegetables first. After picking up all of your fruits and vegetables, you’ll simply have less room in your shopping cart for junk food. If you replace potato chips with baby carrots, and soft drinks with fresh fruit, you can skip the junk food aisle altogether. This can help you eat healthy while keeping your grocery visits shorter.

Drink High Quality Fruit And Vegetable Juice
OdwallaBolthouse, and Naked are three juice companies that sell juices made entirely out of fruits and vegetables. They are significantly more expensive than other store bought juices, but you can’t match the quality of their products. The juices made by Odwalla, Bolthouse, and Naked are thicker and pulpier than normal juices and taste richer. They come in many different varieties and because of their great taste and convenience, they make adding fruits and vegetables to your diet a snap.

Toss Fruits And Vegetables Into Your Dishes
Adding fruits and vegetables to your dishes can help add flavor and variety to the things you eat. Cereal, plain yogurt, and oatmeal all taste much better when fresh cut fruit is added. This is a simple way to make great breakfasts without much effort. Another great way to add fresh fruits and vegetables into your food is to toss freshly chopped tomatoes, onions, and cilantro into store bought salsa. This can add a fresh kick to your salsa without too much work.

Eat The Sweetest And Best Tasting Fruits
If you love sugar and can’t stop eating candy, it can definitely be difficult to get into the habit of eating more fruits. Fortunately, there are many fruits out there that are sweet enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. Here is a list of some especially sweet fruits:

  • Mangoes
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Papayas
  • Pineapple
  • Bananas
  • Kiwis

To get the sweetest taste from any fruit, make sure you buy fruit that is in season and fully ripened. Utilize all of your five senses to find the ripest fruit available.

Source: Man Helper

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