5 Ways You Can Get More Fruits & Veggies Into Your Diet
by Peter Bua on June 16, 2020
Getting enough fruits and vegetables into your diet can be a challenge for some. Fortunately, with the help of FitFormula supplements and a little bit of creativity, you can improve your overall health by subtly adding more fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Why are fruits and vegetables important? Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate, potassium, and vitamin A. They’re also an excellent source of dietary fiber that can help maintain a healthy gut and prevent digestion problems.
Here are five ways you can get more fruits and vegetables into your diet:
Add Fruits and Vegetables to Your Protein Shake
Protein is a vital part of an overall healthy lifestyle. If you’re already consuming a daily protein shake try getting creative with your recipes. You would be surprised by how little you can taste spinach and other greens in your smoothie, especially if you add other ingredients like peanut butter. In addition to vegetables, there are many options for you to add fruit to your favorite smoothie. Frozen fruits are a more cost-effective option as they will last longer than fresh fruit. You can even find frozen fruits and vegetables mixed together to add to your protein shake.
Add Extra Fruit to Your Overnight Oats or Yogurt
Sometimes getting more fruit and vegetables into your diet means tweaking some of the recipes you already enjoy. Overnight oats are such a versatile treat that can be combined with a wide variety of fruits. We often add extra strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or bananas to ours. You can really have some fun with this overnight oats recipe and pack it with plenty of fruit!
Try a New Recipe
Even if you don’t love traditional vegetables like spinach, broccoli, or kale, it doesn’t mean hope is lost! Sometimes you need to dress up a vegetable to really fall in love with it. That’s how we feel about this buffalo cauliflower recipe. It is packed with a ton of great flavor. We like to add cilantro to it for an extra kick. Once you have buffalo cauliflower, it’s hard to go back to plain cauliflower! Another common (and delicious) modification are zoodles! Zoodles = zucchini noodles. These are great low carb options for your favorite pasta recipe, plus you’re getting a dose of veggies!
Make a Soup or Salad
Another great way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet is to make soup or a salad. Some people may prefer soup during the colder months of the year, while others prefer salads during the warmer months. Either way, there are so many great soup recipes that allow you to pack on the veggies! Kale, sweet potatoes, onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and spinach are just some of the most common vegetables that work really well in soup.
Salads allow room for a lot of creativity. First, the base that you choose is going to be rich in nutrients no matter if you choose romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, or a blend. Add your favorite raw vegetables and some protein and you are all set!
FitFormula’s Fruit and Veggie Blend
One easy and effective way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables is by adding FitFormula’s Fruit & Veggie Blend into your favorite smoothie. One scoop is all you need! FitFormula’s Fruit & Veggie Blend is a unique organic formulation made from a combination of red, green, orange, blue, and purple fruits, berries, and vegetables, plus fiber, green tea, herbs, spirulina, and probiotics. To make it even more simple, you can add a scoop to water, or your favorite juice!
Why is a Diet Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Important?
Research proves that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. In fact, fruits and vegetables should be the foundation of a healthy diet. Fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Eating fruits and vegetables every day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Fruits and vegetables are also low in calories and high in fiber which in turn can help you control your weight. Fruits and vegetables also provide a great source of natural energy.
If you’re looking for an easy and efficient way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet, we invite you to try our Fruit & Veggie Blend, in addition to the other ideas mentioned above. If you have any questions about our products please contact us and our team will be in touch with you soon.