Vegetables are vital to good nutrition. Together with a diet that is rich in fruits and whole grains which can administer the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals you need for good health. Unfortunately, today’s Standard American Diet (its acronym is ‘SAD’ for a reason) lacks healthy vegetables. This is the same unhealthy diet that is widespread across modern societies and cultures.
If only fast food and processed food administered necessary nutrients for a healthy body, there wouldn’t be a problem. However, they provide deficient nutrients that our body needs to function properly. Should any of the 7 signs be familiar to you, you need to eat your veggies.
There are several ways to know that you are missing out on your veggies. Should any of the 7 signs be familiar to you, you need to eat your veggies.
1 – You have been diagnosed with heart problems
This could be due to heredity. However, if you have been diagnosed with heart problems and there is no history in your family of this event, you better start noshing on those veggies.
2 – You have trouble in controlling a healthy body weight
If you eat more processed food than vegetables, chances are you may be obese, overweight or underweight. These conditions can prompt serious health problems, and can often be mitigated by eating more vegetables.
3 – You frequently experience digestive issues
Vegetables help to regulate your digestive system. Chronic bloating, upset stomach, gas, hemorrhoids, constipation and pains in your midsection can be treated with a healthy dose of vegetables.
4 – You feel lethargic all the time
You may lose sleep when your body does not get the ample amount of nutrients that vegetables provide. This means sleep deprivation, and leads to feeling tired and lethargic in the day.
5 – You get sick again and again and again
A steady diet of nutrients found in vegetables can help boost the body’s natural defense system against infections and illnesses.
6 – Your skin, hair and teeth are unhealthy
A healthy body needs a vegetable-rich diet. Outward signs of a diet that has an inadequate amount of vegetables can include dry and damaged skin and hair, hair loss, scurvy and a multitude of dental problems.
7 – You are customarily depressed, stressed out, or anxious
Hormones control your mood. These hormones act out when you don’t eat right. A hormone-healthy diet is a diet that is predominantly rich in vegetables. It helps you handle stressful situations properly. You will also be in a more rational when your diet includes a lot of vegetables.
Disclaimer: OK – You heard it all before… We are not doctors, we do not play them on tv. We are awesome fitness folks that know about this stuff… For medical advice, seek out a competent medical professional that knows what he or she is talking about. Make sure they know something about nutrition, and not because they took a couple classes at med school.