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Why are vegetables important?

Why are vegetables important?

The old messages about eating vegetables have definitely stood the test of time, and despite what people think about food and nutrition, it's probably one of the few consistent nutritional messages you'll receive.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, we should try to eat at least 600 gm of starch-free fruits and vegetables daily to keep our bodies in good shape and healthy internally. So what is 600 gm? About 7-8 servings (one hand) per day. Ideally, we recommend 2-3 servings of this fruit and 5 servings of other starch-free vegetables.

How many servings of vegetables do you eat a day? Yes, consider the weekend. And Friday night. Is there somewhere close enough?

Most of us today know that we need to set 5 or more goals a day, and this is definitely a good start. 

Growing vegetables has many positive effects. Not only does it reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, but it also helps keep your digestive system healthy and stress-free!

Remember, eating lots of vegetables can also make you look healthy and healthy, unless staying healthy and preventing disease throughout your life is not enough to chop carrots and start gardening right away. . Vegetables are also very important for energy and very useful for maintaining health. Isn't there enough stimulation ?!

Eating lots of vegetables, sleeping well, staying hydrated and balancing other nutritious foods will help you feel and feel better every day.

Not all vegetables are created equal. Potatoes are very different nutritionally from spinach leaves, but aren't celery and zucchini the same?

Vegetables can be classified in several ways. Depending on the color, they are either "starchy" or "non-starchy", whether they grow underground or above ground. Color classification makes it easy to determine, for example, whether a vegetable likes to grow in the dark or in the sun, but the starchy passages and the story of starchy vegetables are interesting and poorly understood. Let's see if I can help you explain this. Most vegetables are mainly composed of carbohydrates (starch) and water. Of course, it contains small amounts of fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, but especially starch and water. Whether a vegetable is classified as 'starch' or 'starch-free' really depends on the amount of starch it contains. Potatoes have a high starch content, and cucumbers do not. Although full of water, vegetables such as pumpkin, corn, peas and carrots can become cloudy. Where do they fit?

There is no official definition of starchy and starchy vegetables, but dense vegetables such as potatoes, yam, taro, green bananas and corn contain 15-30% starch, but are believed to be classified as starch. The rest is 7% soy, 6% pumpkin, 4% carrots and 2% broccoli, which is considered low in starch or "starch-free" because it is smaller than that, but you can see that there is: room for various interpretations. Spinach, lettuce, mushrooms and all the rest of the vegetables are easy to sort because they have a very low starch content that fits perfectly in the "starch-free" camp. Why is this important? Vegetables with a high starch content have a higher energy density (several kilojoules per serving) than vegetables with a low starch content and high humidity. For example, a cup of boiled potatoes is 566 kilojoules (142 calories) and a cup of boiled broccoli is 162 kilojoules (41 calories).

So, instead of doubling the mashed potatoes, please focus on increasing the amount of low-starch vegetables, with the message of putting the game on the front of the vegetables for the best look and feel. However, it is good to include starchy vegetables as part of a balanced and healthy diet, and the amount you need will depend on how active you are and how much you want to reduce. However, I think that potatoes, cumara, yams, green bananas, tarot, corn rice, pasta, bread, biscuits, etc. falls into the same category as certain starchy foods.

If you eat a bunch of broccoli and a carrot a day, I fully understand that adding a handful of vegetables a day may seem impossible, but you don't have to do it overnight. It's about finding a way to go from one serving to two servings and then from two to three servings until you eat a lot more vegetables than before. It took me years for them to constantly match.

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