It is so easy to skimp on your fruit and vegetable servings each day, however it is really important to your overall health! It is recommended that children should have 4-6 servings each day, while adults and teens should have 7-10 servings each day.
How do you reach the recommended amount of servings? Here our some tips!!
-Try preparing fruit and vegetable snacks ahead of time. Make a certain amount of snacks the night before so they are easily accessible the following day. You are more likely to have them as snacks, instead of munching on junk food, if they are already prepped!
-Have at least one vegetable with every meal.
-Get creative. Make fruit and vegetables more fun and you will find yourself eating more of them. For example, salads are a great way to get some extra fruits into your day. Sprinkle apple or peach slices on top to pack some extra “punch” into your meal. How about a fruit smoothie for breakfast?
-Instead of having high-fat and high-calorie desserts, have fresh fruit instead.
Remember: fruits are a great way to get extra fibre in your diet. They also kick your digestive system into full gear. Try to intake your recommended amount of fruits and vegetables 1 day at a time. You will learn just how easy it really is!