“It doesn’t have to be a whole head of broccoli or a bowl of raw kale (eww).”
While diets and trends come and go, one thing that every registered dietitian, doctor, health coach, etc. can agree on is that fruits and vegetables are good for you. Although fruit has recently gotten a lot of bad press for its sugar content, truth is that’s a load of bologna. Pretty much the only people who need to consider the sugar in fruit are diabetics. For the rest of the population: keep trying to eat as many fruits and veggies as you can.
Why are they indisputably so good for us? Fruits and veggies are crammed full of vitamins and minerals that aid in the functions of the body. They contain water to keep you hydrated and fiber to keep you “going”. Classified as carbohydrates, they give you energy as well. While most are low-calorie, they are also quite filling. If you’re getting your 4-5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, you’re filling yourself with nutritious options rather than fatty, sugary, unhealthy foods.
Unfortunately, not everyone likes fruits and vegetables. I’ll admit, not every produce item gets me racing to the kitchen for dinner. But there are ways to sneak in your daily dose without too much effort or too much grimaced chewing. Because food is supposed to be enjoyable.