As we already know, vegetables are important in our daily diet since they are healthy foods, but it is also important to learn to combine them in order to have more options in meals.
- Tips on using vegetables
- Why is it important to include fruits and vegetables in your diet?
Tips on using vegetables
- Don't throw away the trimmed ends of onions, carrots, celery, or bell peppers. You can store them in the freezer and when you already have a large amount saved you can place them in a large pot with a few cups of water and you will have a homemade vegetable broth.
- Don't throw away the broccoli stems, as they can be peeled and sliced and prepared as broccoli florets..
- If you have bits of onion or any other vegetable, do not throw them away and save them, as they can be used to prepare tomorrow's recipe.
- Celery leaves are usually thrown away, but they provide great flavor to any meal. You can chop them and add them to soups, stews, cakes, among others.
- If you have a lot of a vegetable, what you can do is prepare a bread of it or freeze it for when you are going to consume it completely..
Always remember to include the vegetables in your salads, and meals daily so you can enjoy all the vitamins and nutrients in general that they contribute to your body so that you feel much healthier and full of energy.
Why is it important to include fruits and vegetables in your diet?
Today there is much talk about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, including varied consumption of fruits and vegetables. However, most people eat less fruit and vegetables than the recommended amount, although an adequate intake of these foods is considered beneficial for the Health, calorie control and weight maintenance and the body in good shape.
Fruits, vegetables and greens are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and must be present every day in meals, since they contribute to the good health and protect against the appearance of various diseases.
Let's know a little more about the main vitamins and minerals that fruits, vegetables and vegetables have:
- Vitamin A: important for vision, skin, growth of bones and teeth and for the protection of the body.
- Vitamin B2: important for energy production.
- Folate: important for the formation of new cells for our body.
- Vitamin C: important for healing, proper bone growth, strengthens resistance against infection, helps our body absorb other nutrients such as iron contained in beans.
- Vitamin K: important for blood and bone clotting.
- Potassium: helps the normal function of the nervous system and muscles and the balance of the body.
- Magnesium: important for bones and teeth, proper muscle and nervous system function, and helps protect against disease.