Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quick and Easy Ways to Eat Your Veggies

veggies-heartVegetables provide numerous health benefits to everyone, thanks to their high fiber  content and rich supply of essential vitamins and nutrients. Eating veggies, is especially important to women living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

The Amazing Benefits Include:

  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Improving insulin
  • Cancer prevention

When selecting vegetables, the more variety and color you consume, the better. Vegetables fall into two categories: Starchy and non-starchy. Starchy vegetables have a higher content of carbohydrates. In order to help control insulin levels, women with PCOS should limit their daily intake of starchy vegetables. Examples of starchy vegetables include corn, peas and potatoes.

Non-starchy vegetables contain a lot of fiber and are low in calories, so they are not only satisfying, but they will help you stay full longer. Some examples of non-starchy vegetables include mushrooms, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, celery and bell peppers.

Tips to Help You Eat Vegetables:

  • Add bell peppers, tomatoes or onions to an omelet
  • Add lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions on your sandwich
  • Snack on baby carrots or celery dipped in hummus
  • Buy fresh vegetables in season (cost less)
  • Add your favorite assorted vegetables to a salad
  • Stock up on frozen veggies for quick and easy cooking
  • Substitute vegetables as your side when dining out
  • Add a vegetable drink such as V8 or Campbell’s Tomato Juice
  • Buy vegetables that are easy to prepare such as salad mix. Then, add baby carrots or grape tomatoes for a salad in minutes.

Are vegetables a priority in your diet? Do you think you and your family eat enough veggies? Can you share any vegetable-eating tips that work for you in real life?


  1. Hi! I'm your new follower from Friendly Friday! Have a great weekend!!

  2. I am loving grilled vegi kabobs lately. cherry tomatoes, mushroom, zucchini, onion, eggplant, et on a skewer- throw them on the grill-so good!


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