16 Jun Happy National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!
Here at Grassroots Salad Company, we are ready to celebrate any type of food that is going to bring vitality and vibrancy to your daily life! As a salad company, we have a giant list of fresh veggies you can add to any wrap or salad. This gives you the freedom to mix and match your add-ons in order to create a dish that is perfect for you!
Here are ten reasons that you absolutely should be adding plenty of vegetables to your everyday meals!
1) Most veggies are naturally low in calories. That means that technically they’re less than 40 calories per serving!
2) The list of nutrients found in vegetables is endless. In fact, with any given veggie, you are likely to also find a mile-long list of vitamins and minerals!
3) They can help boost your immune system by keeping your gut free of the bad bacteria!
4) They’re great for the skin! Those who eat a healthy amount of veggies have been known to have a healthy golden glow to their skin. This has to do with the carotenoids found in many veggies.
5) You can eat plenty of them raw, how convenient! Beets, broccoli, onions, red peppers, are best left to be eaten raw for maximum nutrient potential.
6) Certain vegetables have nutrients that will be unlocked when cooked. You can unleash the superpowers in asparagus, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes when you cook them.
7) Veggies are also rich in fiber! Eating the right amount of fiber will help you feel full and prevent you from overeating. Also, your body uses fiber to move food efficiently through your digestive system.
8) Vegetables are generally cholesterol free! Your body makes enough cholesterol on its own; it doesn’t need any added through your diet.
9) They will add color to your life! Vegetables come in a whole spectrum of rainbow colors. What provides these vibrant hues? Carotenoids for the orange and yellow colors, flavonoids for the blue, red, and cream colors, and chlorophyll for the greens!
10) There is truly something for everyone. We all have our own tastes and preferences, but the range of color, texture, and flavor in vegetables is vast. There is a vegetable for even the pickiest eater!