Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Getting Enough Veggies?

The advice is old as cooking: Eat your veggies.

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition says a diet with eight to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables representing 18 plant families is more effective in preventing DNA damage than a diet with an equal number of servings from only eight plant families.

I don't know about you, but some days, it ain't gonna happen -
at least not on my plate. Especially when I'm on the road, I often don't have the privilege to order my own food. What's offered to me is more frequently designed to showcase local culinary specialties than it is to meet my daily nutritional requirements. Still, I understand the importance of eating the right
combination of colorful foods.

My ace in the hole is Nutralite Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables.

Two easy-to-swallow tablets a day gives me enough crucial phytonutrients from natural fruits, vegetables, and plants to equal the amount found in over ten servings. And it's a lot easier to pack a few tablets than it is to put a bushel of veggies in my suitcase!

The key to this power-packed formula is Nutrilite harvests fruits and vegetables ripe with the right phytonutrients fresh from their fields and then concentrates them for maximum potency. With patents for many of their discoveries, Nutralite has been doing nutrition right for over 70 years.

I should know. I even got my OB-GYN to prescribe Nutralite
Double X
as my prenatal vitamin - 26 years ago!!

Now, go eat some veggies!!


irunbehind said...

Thanks for the info! Lucky you travel AND writing. Sounds like a blast!

Heather said...

thanks so much for your comment! I know for me, veggies have made all the difference. I used to eat NONE and now I eat 3 serv a day. sure I dont like a lot of them, but I just try to find ways to get them in regardless. sure has helped me!

Anonymous said...

That is a LOT of veggies to consume -- 18 types per day?

Er, no I don't think I would every manage that many 2 or 3 fruits and about the same with veggies ... I thought I was doing well getting my "five a day"!

Time to re-think, I guess.