Eating your veggies benefits your health
- Posted on Nov 22, 2017
There is tons of scientific evidence supporting a diet high in fresh, fibrous plant based foods. Study after study shows that eating plenty of veggies reduces the risk of disease – everything from diabetes, to osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and cancers.
There are 3 likely reasons for this:
- Vegetables tend to be rich in important vitamins and minerals, some of which are difficult to get in sufficient quantities from eating meat.
- Vegetables contain plenty of fiber to support a healthy diversity of gut micro-organisms, which have a profound impact on our overall health.
- Vegetables are rich in thousands of beneficial plant phytochemicals, which boost antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and other health promoting properties.
Every serving of vegetables or fruit reduces the risk of all-cause mortality by 5 percent! So enjoy the holiday treats, but don’t forget to eat your veggies!
Sarah Caudle, PA-C