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You Aren’t Eating Enough Vegetables!

Do you remember when your mom used to force you to eat your vegetables when you were little? Well I hope that habit stuck with you.  According to Karl Tate from livescience.com 91% of Americans do not meet the daily recommendation of vegetables.  If you live in the Houston, Katy, or Sugar Land area of Texas, here are some great tips to stay on top of your nutrition.

Vegetables can help not only prevent a numerous amount of diseases, but they will also give you loads of energy! It is best to consume at least 5 portions of vegetables daily to meet the requirements for your daily vitamin intake. How much is a portion? Well according to BBC News 80g is just the right amount. It is best to eat them raw because the vitamins are more potent, of course you can also boil them, put them in a stew, or even juice! Inc
reasing your daily intake can help prevent colds, the flu, and cancer because they will help boost your immune system.

Great Way to Consume Veggies, Juice Them!

A great way to consume your vegetables is by juicing them. Here is a recipe for a high greens why-juicing-doesne28099t-workjuice that will give you a lot of energy:

Cucumbers

Cabbage

Celery

Romaine lettuce

Broccoli

Parsley

Wheat grass

Optional: Pineapple to add a bit of sweetness

The best thing about these vegetables is that they’re all affordable and you can make at least 6 juices with one buy.  Eating your vegetables coupled with a healthy lifestyle prevents common illnesses like diabetes and a host of heart-related diseases.  It can also boost your immune system and help you become better resistant to common aliments like the flu and sinusitis.  You can add as much or as little of each ingredient to this juice; even if you don’t like celery, just add 2 sticks and you’ll be on your way to a healthier you!

If you like this article, please check out more on our blog page. West Oaks Urgent Care is dedicated to being your neighborhood health resource.

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