Habit number 3 of Good Habits of Eating Week is something our parents used to tell us all the time – but they only had it half right…head over to my Personal Fitness Blog for more…
We now know to eat slowly during our meals, stopping when we are 80% full and to include protein dense food with each meal. This brings me to something most of us can remember our parents saying at the dinner table from the time we could feed ourselves, except they only had it half right.
Habit number three:
EAT VEGETABLES WITH EVERY MEAL
That’s right. I’m sure each and every one of you can remember some point from your youth when your mother or father is reminding you to eat your veggies, even as he or she is clearing the table. Maybe you were a non-picky eater, maybe you pushed the vegetables around your plate hoping somehow they would just disappear.
Apparently, our parents were on to something. Not only are vegetable packed with vitamins and minerals, they also contain phytochemicals, which are essential for optimal physiological function.
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