Ready to kick your veggie intake into high gear? It’s National Eat Your Vegetables Day, and here at Arivale, we’re preparing to wholeheartedly celebrate the crunchy, crispy and colorful crops we all know and love.
Most veggies—including spinach, carrots, purple cabbage and snap peas—are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Scientific research has found that adding a daily dosage of veggies to your diet can potentially reduce your risk for certain chronic diseases. Some veggies—like broccoli, cabbage, and onions—may help boost your body’s detoxification systems.
Cherish the power of the veggie.
It’s no surprise that we’re unabashed in our passion for vegetables. Below, let’s hear from a few Arivale Coaches about their favorite vegetables and their tips for celebrating National Eat Your Vegetables Day today—and every day.
“I love the variety in flavor, textures, and colors that vegetables provide in meals. Sweet potatoes are a great example of that variety and you can season them in all kinds of fun ways (I often use cinnamon, cumin or curry). Sweet potatoes are a staple in my house—used as the base of a sauce or filling, thrown in breakfast hash, mixed with black beans in a burger, as a snack (fries anyone?), or a nacho chip alternative. Plus, with their antioxidants, fiber, resistant starches, vitamins A and C and manganese—they are jam-packed with nutrients to work synergistically with your body, brain, and long-term health. If you’d like to experiment with sweet potatoes, try this delicious quesadilla inspired recipe.”
For more tips to inspire your intake of the almighty veggie, check out our blog post, 10 Easy Ways to Add More Allium and Cruciferous Veggies to Your Diet.