Five Tips to Add Some Color to Your Diet!

Lady Diet from Diet.com
September 22, 2006
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Attention Fruitless Feasters: Add Some Color to Your Meals!

Welcome to diet and fitness podcast, a free audio podcast sponsored by diet.com. This is your fit, fun and fabulous host, Lady Diet ready to give you the skinny on diet, fitness, health tips and news.

Many of us may know the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, but yet we are still reluctant to incorporate them into our daily diet.

On average we should be eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. However, only 20% of us eat one daily serving! The number of people who actually do eat five or more servings is even less than that!

Our bodies need the vitamins, minerals and fiber that many of these fruits and vegetables contain. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and taste delicious. So why do so many of us shy away from them? Not only are the shelf- lives short, but we are now overwhelmed with so many low fat, low calorie snacks that eating fruit and vegetables just doesnít seem as necessary. Remember, strawberry ice cream and fruit juices do not count as part of your daily serving! Nothing beats fresh fruits and vegetables when it comes to jump starting a healthy diet.

Here are a five simply ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet, without having to adjust your lifestyle.

1) Try adding strawberries, bananas or blueberries to your morning cereal. It adds flavor and vitamins!

2) Pack some cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks or grapes for a healthy snack after lunch.

3) For a side dish at dinner, boil some broccoli and cauliflower until soft then mash up, add some low fat butter spray and serve as a tasty mashed potato alternative!

4) Fall is also a great time to go pumpkin and apple picking. Itís a fun activity and afterward you can cook up some great recipes or just keep a bowl of the fresh fruit on the kitchen counter.

5) Keeping healthy food in sight and the junk food locked up can help you and your family make better choices. Try creating a fruit basket for the centerpiece of your dining table. It is a fun activity and it will look so appetizing you wonít be able to resist the delicious, sweet fruit!

If you have any comments or suggestions about todayís topic or any fun health, diet or fitness tips, please feel free to email me at LadyDietPodcast at dietdotcom This is Lady Diet, signing off!

 
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