Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Healthy Challenge of the Week

Because making one small change at a time can greatly improve your overall health, I am starting #HealthyChallengeoftheWeek'.

This week's challenge: More fruits and veggies!

 Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber.

Eating Fruits and veggies:
*reduces chances of developing cataract or macular degeneration
*may kill free radicals generated by sunlight, cigarette smoke, air pollution, infection, and metabolism
*provide fewer calories for the equivalent volume of processed foods; a diet high in these ingredients helps people maintain a healthy weight. In English = fruits and veggies make you feel full faster
*can lower the risk of cancers of the esophagus, stomach and lung, and possibly reduces the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, colon-rectum, larynx, kidney, and urinary bladder

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