2
0
1

Think Veggie!

We all know it's important to get a healthy amount of vegetables. USDA guidelines say most adults should be getting 3 cups/5 servings per day.

Published May 13, 2010 03:28

x

Embedded code:
"Eat your vegetables!" We all know it's important to get a healthy amount of vegetables daily (USDA guidelines say most adults should be getting 3 cups/5 serves per day). Athletes in particular need these high antioxidant foods to help with anti-inflammatory function. Here are some tips for getting vegetables into your eating routine!

Vegetables

1. Make V8 juices as one of your drink choices
2. Add lettuce (esp. fresh spinach) and tomato to a sandwich
3. Eat raw vegetables as sides or as a snack
• Cherry tomatoes
• Baby carrots
• Green, red, orange or yellow pepper strips
• Celery sticks
• Sugar snap peas
• Cucumber spears
4. Eat vegetables with your dips or salsa
5. Try soup with lots of vegetables in it
6. Add vegetables to pizza, pasta, soups, to chili; etc.
7. Bake zucchini or carrot bread and muffins
8. Choose a quick raw vegetable snack
Try a vegetable juice, for example, fresh carrot juice

Vegetables

Here are some of the best choices of nutrient-dense vegetables:

·Spinach
·
Collard Greens
·
Brussels Sprouts
·
Broccoli
·
Sweet Potato and regular Potato
·
Red and Green Pepper
·
Carrots
·
Butternut Squash
·
Romaine, Boston or Bibb Lettuce
·
Asparagus
·
(Snow) Peas
·
(red) Cabbage
·
Okra
·Avocado
·
Cauliflower
·
Tomato
·
Acorn squash
·
Corn
·
Green Beans

Page Love

DISCLAIMER
The contents of the Game, Set, Health site, are for informational purposes only and should not be treated as medical, psychiatric, psychological, health care or health management advice. The materials herein are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. Reliance on any information provided herein is solely at your own risk.

Share this page!

Related news

  • US Open Contenders: Serena

    August 20, 2014
    The other Grand Slams weren't too kind to her this year, but the US Open has always been her stronghold. Could Serena Williams strike 18 in Flushing Meadows?
  • Abigail Spears' Other Big Talent

    August 20, 2014
    Abigail Spears has been piling up the WTA doubles titles with Raquel Kops-Jones - they just won their 10th - but Spears has another big talent. Want to see it?
  • US Open Contenders: Halep

    August 19, 2014
    Despite falling early in New Haven, it seems inevitable that WTA Rising Star Simona Halep is going to win a Grand Slam soon - can she break through at the US Open?
To The Top
3