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Let’s Rock the Veggies!

A diet high in fiber and low in salt and saturated fat is said to be best in supporting a healthy lifestyle and avoiding many of today’s common ailments like high blood pressure and diabetes. However, adopting and adhering to this regimen of eating is often times difficult because for the most part western diets are meat based and loaded with saturated and trans-fats. Fortunately, a greater awareness of the dangers of fat-laden diets has forced many people to turn to plant-based diets. These diets emphasize a higher consumption of vegetables along with servings of lean meat, especially fish, and fresh fruits.

Consuming more vegetables benefits the body in many ways including reducing the risk of hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Since vegetables are naturally low in fat the tendency to develop high cholesterol, plaque and high triglycerides is drastically reduced and therefore the associated complications such as hypertension is minimized if not eliminated.

Digestion and bowel regularity are greatly facilitated by a vegetable laden diet. Dietary fiber found in beans, oats, spinach and the many other vegetables are excellent in helping to promote regular elimination and also helping to maintain a good level of prebiotics. Prebiotics are essential in supporting the health of the colon.

The fiber contained in vegetables has also been found to protect other organs of the body including the kidneys, the eyes and the skin. Since vegetables are also high in vitamins they naturally help to protect the body against viral diseases such as the flu.

People who make vegetables a staple part of their diet have also found that vegetables help to control and maintain body weight. It is believe that the fiber in vegetables give the body a feeling of fullness without the need to consume large meals. And, since vegetables are naturally low in calories they place less strain on the body and allow us to better control and maintain our weigh.

Eating vegetables is essential for healthy living. Vegetables provide daily fuel for the smooth functioning of the body. They protect the body against many common ailments and at the same time when included as part of a balanced diet, they may help to remedy health conditions such as hypertension. Let’s make vegetables a staple part of our diet. Go out to your local supermarket and stock up on everything from broccoli to spinach. Get in the game of living healthy and let’s rock the veggies. Protect your body from the ravages of problems such as hypertension and diabetes; eat more vegetables – eat more vegetables. Vegetables are great and natural.


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