How To Get 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables

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One of the concerns most moms have is if their kids are having enough healthy and fiber rich foods.  If you are a mom who worries about how your family and kids can get enough fruits and vegetables then this video will provide some simple tips and suggestions.  Many nutritionists suggest taking 5 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.  The question is how to get these servings.

High fiber and natural foods should be provided to your kids regularly as they can help them remain healthy and avoid constipation problems and keep them more active.

This video suggests various ways on getting the 5 servings such as –

  1. How to start with the breakfast itself.
  2. Why you need to take various different vegetables and fruits.
  3. Which are the fruits which can be good additions to salads.
  4. Which is a better way to create wraps instead of tortillas.
  5. How to make good and healthy tomato sauce which is liked by the kids.

If you are curious then this video can help you find answers to this question.

Here is an article on the same topic on how to add more vegetable in your food daily.

(Family Features) Everyone can agree that eating your vegetables is important. Yet only about 4 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of veggies each day.

The frozen vegetable expert, Birds Eye, is working to help more people eat more vegetables more often by teaching consumers the importance of vegetables and providing delicious, easy ways to make veggies a part of everyday meals.

Good eating habits start early

Through partnerships with organizations, such as Environmental Media Association, Birds Eye educates children on ways to enjoy vegetables. The current school garden program brings celebrities, like Lance Bass, back to their hometowns to plant vegetable gardens and talk to students about the importance of veggies, agriculture and healthy eating, while allowing them to understand and connect with their environment.

Healthy, inside and out

Because vegetables provide valuable disease-fighting benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, decreasing bone loss and protecting against certain cancers, the USDA recommends that Americans fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables. The USDA cites many benefits to filling more of each plate with vegetables, such as: Vegetables are low in fat, calories and cholesterol, and offer nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and folic acid. Potassium, dietary fiber and folate have been linked to cardiovascular health, while vitamins A and C help keep the immune system strong. Adding 1-3 cups of vegetables each day can make a significant difference in long-term health.

Here are some easy tips for adding veggies to each day:

1. Mixing vegetables into eggs is a great way to start the day.
2. Mix it up with flavored vegetables. Birds Eye offers more than 40 vegetable varieties, with something that appeals to almost everyone.
3. Sit down for dinner together as a family. Family meals are more likely to contain healthy foods and have the added benefit of reconnecting with loved ones.
4. Buying frozen vegetables means less prep work, making it easier to include veggies — even on a busy day.
5. Try replacing carbs with vegetables — mix some broccoli into your mashed potatoes or replace some of your pasta with veggies.

Green is good

Not only are vegetables good for the body, they’re good for the world. When people fill more of their plates with vegetables, farmers can feed more people using less land, water and energy. Additionally, fewer chemicals are needed and fewer greenhouse gasses are released.

Source – The above article was source with thanks from http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/easy-ways-to-add-veggies-to-everyday-meals-2165908.htm

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