There are immense health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. The phytochemicals and antioxidants in plants help reduce oxidative damage and provide us with much-needed dietary fiber. It is recommended that we eat five to nine servings of fruit and vegetables each day. Without realistic ways of incorporating the foods in each meal, how can we meet the recommendation and realize the health benefits?
Including fruits and vegetables may be easiest as salad and soup for lunch, or a steamed side with dinner, but vegetables for breakfast may be a bit more daunting. Check out the following ways to start your day right by including vegetables with breakfast!
With these options, you can easily start your day with a vegetable-rich breakfast and set yourself up for a successful day of healthful eating.
By Elizabeth Potter, dietetic intern 2015