That vegetables are good for you is conventional wisdom by know. But why is it important to eat vegetables regularly? If you ask us, the main reason is that they are delicious, but there are other extremely compelling arguments in favor of veggies.
The first reason to love vegetables is that they are a natural source of many essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, among others. To give you an idea of how important these nutrients are, potassium regulates fluid balance and nerve signals; vitamin A supports cell growth and vision, while vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that counters the effects of free radicals.
Other important nutrients commonly found in vegetables include dietary fiber, that helps reduce cholesterol levels and improves bowel function, and folate acid, essential to form red blood cells.
In addition to being delicious, vegetables and fruits come with a major perk: they offer a host of health benefits.
This is a fact that has been scientifically proven beyond reproach: a diet rich in vegetables and fruits improves basic functions like vision and gastrointestinal health while offering protection against ailments like:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Blood pressure
- And others
Adding Vegetables to Your Diet
At Chef Gourmet we love vegetables. In fact, they are an essential part of many of our most popular dishes. However, we know that it may take some time to get used to vegetables if you don’t consume them regularly. These are some ideas you can consider if you want to increase your intake of veggies:
- Keep fruits and vegetables where you can see them
- Think beyond potatoes: give yourself the chance to explore something new
- When ordering food or eating out, ask for a side of vegetables
- Try soups. They are a delicious way to consume veggies!
Learn More Interesting Food Facts
At Chef Gourmet we know good food, and we love to share that knowledge with you. These are some previous posts where you can find more interesting facts about food:
- What is Purple Rice?
- 4 Interesting facts about cod
- Basmati, The Prince of Rice
- How Tomatoes Conquered the World
- Soba Noodles: Everything You Need to Know
- Marinara: the Story Behind the Legendary Italian Sauce
- Quinoa, the Rice of the Incas (and Astronauts)
At Chef Gourmet, all our Gourmet Prepared Meals include fresh vegetables sourced from local suppliers we know and trust.
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