Video: Vegetable Fruit Diet
Surely you have heard of the benefits of a diet rich in plant products. As an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, vegetables not only reduce the risks of contracting diseases such as diabetes, heart conditions and even cancer, but also improve the quality of people's skin and overall physique and contribute to making slower aging.
But, although many nutritionists agree that it is advisable to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, sometimes we find it difficult to incorporate them into our daily diet. For some, doing it is a sacrifice or torture - there are those who cannot eat anything that is green - but in many cases the reason is lack of habit or ignorance of how to do it, the variety of ways of preparing them and their wealth of flavors. These are five ways to add vegetables to your plate, for the sake of your health and your palate.
Grilled or baked. Fire is a good way to intensify the flavor of vegetables. Virtually any vegetable can be prepared like this. Depending on how you are going to cook them, cut them into slices, thin strips or cubes. Add a little olive oil and brown for about 20 minutes at over 350 ° F. Sautéed. This is a fast but delicious route. Cut the vegetables very thin. In a wok or deep frying pan, heat a little oil that supports high temperatures well, such as peanut or soy oil, and cook the vegetables stirring constantly. Add a touch of class with the spices of your choice, or add a little ginger and a dash of soy sauce to give it an Asian flavor. Clandestine. Didn't you ever get masked about any food ingredient when you were little? Or perhaps you have given your children a cat as a hare? The idea is to do it with yourself: incorporate all the vegetables you can, without affecting too much the essence of the recipe, to your favorite dishes: in soups, pasta, stews. An omelette or scrambled eggs accept many innovations. Fruit desserts. Finish your meals with sweetness … but not the industrial, processed, or highly refined type. Say no to preserves and opt for natural fruits: fresh or frozen, their versatility can range from the grill to the blender. But be careful with dehydrated fruits, which are a calorie mine. Vegetable juices. Experiment with different combinations of fruits and vegetables and prepare a juice in the blender full of nutrients and antioxidants.