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10 Ways to Add More Veggies to Your Diet

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You don't have to be a vegetarian to benefit from eating more vegetables. Here are 10 ways to improve your diet.

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Research substantiates the claim that populations who consume plant-based diets have less chronic disease, such as hardening of the arteries, heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and obesity, says Anne VanBeber, PhD, RD, a nutrition professor at Texas Christian University. In addition, plants contain vital health-promoting compounds in the form of pigments, phytochemicals, and antioxidants that reduce the onset of disease.

I'm not suggesting that everyone become a vegetarian; however, we all could benefit from eating more vegetables. So here are 10 ways to increase the veggies in your diet.

1. Join Something

Look into a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) where you support a local farm and get shares of the produce. Or look for an organic buying club.

 

Or try one of the following:

 
Next:  Grow It

 

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jtiedje wrote:

I really dislike the way you have this article reading. I like page numbers, this is confusing and I probably won't forward to other friends who could use this because it's so confusing. You see the "next" button and I think it's the next story...page numbers are easier to follow.

4/6/2012 08:24:34 AM Report Abuse
jtiedje wrote:

I'm trying to read your article and there are no pages to turn to. I can only read #1.

4/6/2012 08:21:45 AM Report Abuse
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2/2/2012 02:48:31 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Cutting vegetables does not deplete any of the nutrients. In fact, some vitamins only become "active" when they are cooked. It's the method of cooking however that will either add unncessary calories or the vitamins will be leaked into the water for example. Steaming is the best way to cook fresh vegetables. If you're looking for a cheaper way to consume veggies, try purchasing frozen veggies. As a poor college student, that is the only way I could consume them without them going bad!

4/30/2011 06:34:05 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

There are four main things in my fridge-- Whole grain bread, soy milk, fruits and veggies. When one buys pretty much nothing but fruits and veggies, it's very easy to consume them.

8/7/2010 11:19:25 AM Report Abuse

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