Hi Guyz, I am Pooja, I am health blogger and fitness enthusiast. Today, I’ll talk about food and vegetable diet. So, Lets Begin with That. I still remember the time when mom is used to forced me to have fruits and vegetables like all the time and, How much I hated having those meals , I cant tell you. No tantrums worked. The only explanation given was, it is good for your health. And over the years I have realised the importance of that statement Includes fruits and vegetables in daily diet works like magic. In fact, It makes me feel better about myself. Its being a long time since I have been lethargic. It never makes me feel stressed, anxious, depressed or tired. It boosted my energy levels. Let me tell you an interesting fact that, According to WHO including fruits and vegetables in your everyday diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancers. It also helps in weight loss and reduces the risk of obesity Some naturopaths suggest that switching to only fruits and vegetables can help you lose upto 5 kgs in 1 week.. Can you actually believe that! No gym, no yoga, no weight-loss treatments and no stress.
Once you start with the fruits and vegetable diet, you will see a different, and a better you with every passing day. I can vouch for that. Keeping up with the fast paced lifestyle isn’t easy! Crazy deadlines, ongoing meetings, social engagements! There’s no time, When I decided to take the health food path, my first thoughts were ‘Where’s the time to buy those organic fruits and vegetables? And who is going to cut, peel and cook them? My lunch break is over before I even know it. Why not just order a pasta and get done with it? What we often fail to understand is these readily available instant food options are the first step to bad health, digestion problems, skin and hair issues and a sudden weight gain.
Who wants to save time and look like a slouchy potato? And here’s a scarier fact! A survey of World Health Organisation suggests that in 2013, close to 5.2 million deaths were registered worldwide due to inadequate or no consumption of fruits and vegetables. It might seem like a big deal at first, but incorporating fruits and vegetables in your daily diet is not a tough battle. All you need to do is watch what you eat and replace it with healthier options. Adding just 2 cups of fruits and veggies in my daily meals not just helped me shed weight, but my skin and hair looks so much better than before.
Gone are the days of illnesses, fatigue and stress. I have learnt to start it slow and easy. I begin with one fruit a day, fill a quarter of my plate with raw vegetable salad, and I keep dry fruits handy to munch on . When i crave for a quick snack. I prefer ordering salad instead of pasta, having an Apple instead of opening that unhealthy packet of chips. And I prefer fresh fruit juice over aerated drinks, And before I know I am sorted Just a matter of time till gets into habit. You must be wondering what’s this whole big deal about fruits and vegetables! Let me tell you few health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables. It prevent illnesses but also boosts up immunity. I’ll make sure to fill half my plate with veggies and that makes sure my daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is met.
Not to forget, they also reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Vegetables are a rich source of vitamin A, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and folate which helps the formation of red blood cells. Folate rich food such as spinach, tomatoes and bell peppers is said to prevent high blood pressure and chronic illnesses. Foods rich in vitamin A like carrots and sweet potatoes work wonders on skin and eyes. Most important, And how do you make these a part of your daily routine? Try something new every now and then. I buy organic fruits and vegetables online. I do all the cleaning and chopping over the weekend and store them in air-tight containersin refrigerator.
Thus, whenever I am back from work I can throw them all in a bowl, add a low fat dressing, some olive oil and my delicious salad is ready. On weekdays, my instant breakfast is often some chopped fruits, dry fruits and berries mixed with yogurt or cereals. It takes three exact minutes for preparation. Quick smoothies are capable of brightening up my day. They make me feel full and fresh as I begin my day. For lunch I often saute some vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, beans, carrots and tomatoes in olive oil and yum it up with some italian seasonings.
I also make sure to add loads of vegetables to my omelets or pastas. Delicious sides with asparagus, cauliflower and broccoli, sandwiches and pizzas filled with colorful vegetables and my taste buds are enlightened. I often brighten up my boring snack breaks with citrus fruits, berries and papayas that are rich in vitamin C and extremely beneficial for immune system deficiencies. Fruit and Vegetable diet plan helps immensely with weight loss. I remember planning a weight loss diet regime with a friend and how it became a fun activity. We set timelines and ate our fruits, sipped on fresh juices and took walks chatting over those delicious cucumber bites. Our weighing scale smiled back at us in a month. Some simple changes in food habits have helped me lose weight, look better and more than anything else feel better. No matter how busy I am, all it takes to feel better is pulling out a surprise from my diet bag and munch on it to my heart’s content. Options are available, it’s just a matter of taking that little effort to choose them over fast food joints. It’s time we stop giving lame reasons and switch to a lifestyle that keeps us active, fit, calm and happy.
It might seem like a big task at first but once you get a hang of it, it’s a cakewalk. The age-old saying of ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ can be tweaked to ‘2 cups of fruits and veggies a day, keeps the doctor, the stress and the fatigue away’. Ever thought how success could be related to your good food habits? I can see the difference. Sometimes one right decision can set your entire life back in order.
I look forward to my fruit bowl and salad. I look forward to health and happiness! .