Well okay let’s talk about another natural
food group. And that being the vegetable food
group. Remember I suggested three to five
servings a day. I would also suggest you shoot
for the upper number. Five servings a day.
We know from population studies that have
that generous amounts of vegetables and fruits
in their diet, they enjoy great longevity
and very good health. So these are the super
stars of nutrition. The vegetable food group.
And most people, a lot of people I should
say maybe only get a couple servings a week.
Sometimes that’s only french fries. But I
would have you think vegetables and or fruits
every meal. See how you could work them into
your diet. Maybe get a recipe book. Another
good way to get them into your diet is to
do some fresh juicing. You can kill several
servings just by one or two glasses of vegetable
juice. So a juicer is a good investment for
your health. We need these vegetables for
the carotenoids and for the fiber. Here is
one group, the cruciferous vegetable family
which includes broccoli, cauliflower, brussel
sprouts and cabbage. These have sulfur compounds
that are wonderful for liver detoxification.
Fighting cancer and so on. But try and get
variety in your diet. Try a new vegetable
every week. I’d like you to have raw vegetables
as well as cooked vegetables in your diet.
Another thing you can do to get them into
your diet is to maybe use raw vegetable sticks
and pieces. Cut them up, put them in a little
zip-loc bag. Have them in your fridge ready
to go. Take with you for lunches. A few suggestions
for you I would say would be try vegetable
soup. A vegetable soup would be another way
to get your quota for vegetables. Just whatever
you have in the fridge. You can experiment.
Some of the best soup I ever made is just
by using all sorts of miscellaneous vegetables
that I had in the refrigerator. All you have
to do is boil about four cups of water, cut
up all the vegetables into nice little bite
size pieces. And boil it for about fifteen,
twenty minutes and you have very good, delicious
vegetable soup. So that’s the vegetable group.
Remember try and get at least three a day.
More like five servings per day. Work them
in every meal.