Let’s celebrate National Fruit, Vegetable month by eating healthy. Although many of us eat fruit and vegetables, let’s increase our consumption this month. By adding more fruit and vegetables, you’re going to reap more health benefits.

National Fruit, Vegetable Month

So this month, let’s stock up when grocery shopping for more fruit and vegetables. When growing up, your Mom always told you to eat more vegetables. Well, she certainly knew what she was talking about.

In the same way, have one meatless dinner per week. Meatless Monday is well-known. Visit my Mediterranean Healthy Diet and Plant Base Healthy Food post for suggestions.

Shop in Honor of National Fruit, Vegetable Month

With the warmer weather here, there are Farmer’s markets happening everywhere. Experiment with different vegetables. At the same time, kick off your diet by exploring new flavors.

Moreover, one of my favorite seasonable vegetables can be found at most local grocery stores and Farmer’s markets. Step into your local store and shop for Fiddlehead. A Fiddlehead is a green spiraled fern that is high in Vitamin A, C, fiber, and Omega-3. Also, a great recipe to try is to saute with a tablespoon of olive oil, fresh garlic and ground black pepper and add to Weight Watcher’s Skinny Pasta Fettucine.

National Fruit, Vegetable Health Benefits

Fruits and Vegetables are vital for our health. Not only do they boost our brain functions and our immune system, but they also help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Of course, the more fiber and vitamins we get, the healthier we will be.

How Much to Eat

So, how much should you eat. Start today and make a point to buy more fruit and vegetables. If you’re price conscious, look for snack sizes. Also, you can grab a handful of any vegetable. Buy cubed watermelon, cherries, and strawberries.

In addition, make a vegetable or fruit platter and refrigerate. When you’re home, take it out of the refrigerator and enjoy eating healthy. Moreover, add vegetables into your sauces, soup, pies, salads, wraps and sandwiches. Another tip is to puree your favorite vegetable. I always like to puree carrots and peas and have as a side to accompany my meal.

Conclusion

After all, fruit and vegetables help with your health in many ways. By eating fruit and vegetables, it also helps your overall skin appearance, hair, and nails.

Enjoy National fruit, vegetable month. As always, I welcome your comments.

Happy National Fruit and Vegetable Month!