September is National Fruits and Veggies—More Matters Month!
We all know we should eat our fruits and veggies - I’m mean, we’ve been told that since we were little, right?
How many of you weren’t allowed to leave the table until you had eaten the last of your peas and carrots? I know it wasn’t just me!
Surprisingly though, I’ve had many a client tell me that although they might eat some fruit once in awhile, they either don’t eat any veggies or they only have a few servings per week!
What they don’t realize is that they’re missing out on the amazing disease prevention benefits of these superfoods, which are responsible for warding off everything from cancer to heart disease, and so much more!
Aside from the long-term benefits, loading up on fruits and veggies can also have immediate benefits to your health and well-being!
That’s why you don’t want to forget about these superfoods!
Here are three ways fruits and vegetables can help you enjoy better health and well-being today (shared from Juice Plus):
Despite all the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, more than 90 percent of American kids and adults don’t eat the recommended amount.
An easy way to stay on track is to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal and snack. You’ll want to limit juice, because it lacks the fiber found in whole fruits and vegetables.
Now, even as a nutritionist, I know I don't getting the recommended 13 servings a day as hard as I try, nor do I get the wide variety, so my family and I take Juice Plus.
It makes sense for me because I can rest assured that we are getting 30 servings of whole food, chemical free fruits and vegetables in a wide variety every day in capsule form. It’s super easy and my son is free (all kids are!)
If you also struggle to get the recommended daily dose of antioxidant-rich, phytonutrient-rich fruits and veggies, click HERE (your child is free!!)
Now, as busy mom and wife, I know how hard it is to eat healthy on the go. We're busy all day at work and then have to rush home, grab a quick snack and rush off to soccer or hockey practice with our kids.
If this is you too, and you struggle to make healthy choices when you're strapped for time, grab a copy of my HEALTHY EATING ON THE GO Guide for FREE right HERE.
Until next time,
May Anne xo
May Anne Jordens-LaFlamme is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the owner of "Wellness with May Anne." She is passionate about helping women look and feel their best, so they can live a more fulfilling life - without dieting, deprivation, relying on willpower or cooking separate meals for the family.