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Unleash The Power Of Fruits and Vegetable and Get More Nutrients Into Your DietUnleash The Power Of Fruits and Vegetable and Get More Nutrients Into Your Diet

Unleash The Power Of Fruits and Vegetable and Get More Nutrients Into Your Diet

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Fruits and vegetables provide us with vitamins and minerals that are absolutely essential for good health. Plant-based foods can protect us against illnesses such as cancer, boost our immune systems, give us energy and all in all have benefits on the body that are nothing short of miraculous. And when we have access to these ingredients so readily, why would we not take advantage? Be smart, and unleash the power of fruits and vegetables by getting more of them into your body.

Exceed Your Five a Day

Five a day is a good guideline, but eating way more than this is hugely beneficial. Swapping less healthy elements in your diet such as foods that are sugary, salty or high in saturated fat with more plant-based foods is an excellent way to go. At every meal, aim to fill half your plate with fruits or veggies. The rest should be healthy carbohydrates such as whole grains, and lean protein. This could be fish, chicken or plant based protein such as legumes.

Consume Juices and Smoothies

Juices and smoothies are both fantastic ways to get more nutrients into your diet. Juicing literally squeezes out the juice from fruits and vegetables leaving the fiber behind- what this gives you is a very nutrient rich yet low-calorie drink. Smoothies will blend up all of the skin and flesh, giving you a more satiating drink that’s again full of vitamins and minerals. These both have a place in your healthy diet! If you want to know more about the differences between juicing and blending, a website like Blender Friend will give you all the information you need.

Add a Supplement

A multivitamin is beneficial for everyone, but other supplements will depend on your age, gender, and health. Research which vitamins are best for you personally and get into the habit of taking them. Supplements should stand in for a healthy diet, but can just give you peace of mind that you do not lack in anything. Some nutrients are essential for good health but are difficult to get from food. This can be a result of other ingredients ‘cancelling out’ your bodies ability to absorb them efficiently. For example, egg whites contain avidin, a substance that binds biotin. Meaning that those who eat a lot of eggs are often deficient in biotin. So although you might be eating a plentiful amount of nutrient-rich foods, it doesn’t mean your body is absorbing all of them.

Eat Food Soon After It’s Been Picked

It can be a pain running to the grocery store multiple times a week for fresh veggies. But these aren’t the kinds of foods you can buy ahead with, and fresh ingredients will lose nutrients from the moment they’re picked. Each time you eat a piece of fruit or a vegetable you want to get the most bang for your buck nutrient-wise. And the only way to do that is by buying them fresh and eating them as soon as possible.

Naomi Isted

Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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