Eat Your Veggies
The Lack Of Vegetables In Adults Diet Today
Fewer than 1 in 3 adults eat the recommended amount of vegetables and fruit each day.
First being an adult male, or female you should know the proper amount of vegetables to include in your daily diet.
- Women ages 19-30: 2 cups Fruits + 2 1/2 cups Veggies = 4 1/2 cups TOTAL
- Men ages 19-50: 2 cups Fruits + 3 cups Veggies = 5 cups TOTAL
- Listed above is the recommended amount of Fruit and Vegetable intake for adult men and women who participate in LIGHT physical activity (An average of less than 30 minutes)
- Meaning, the more active you are the higher your vegetable intake should be.
Add vegetables into the meals you cook at home.
When you go to the grocery store go to the produce section and pick up some of your favorite fruits and veggies
Try and look up new tasty recipes that involve some of your favorite vegetables.
How Can I Increase My Vegetable and Fruit Intake?
Ways to Increase Veggie and Fruit Intake
If your like most Americans who have limited time for breakfast, instead of stopping at Mickey D's for a McMuffin, buy the prepackaged vegetable and fruit smoothie.
Lastly, just making sure to serve a vegetable with dinner at night can improve your vegetable diet.