Food for Living

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Sisters, I hope you feel encouraged on your journey to a healthier you. This month Donna discusses the importance of fruits and vegetables. According to experts, we should eat between 5 and 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. If these numbers overwhelm you, try some of Donna’s recommendations:

 

  • Add fresh or dried fruit to cereal, oatmeal, or even a salad

  • Try having salad at least 3 times a week

  • Choose vegetables as a side instead of french fries

 

For some of us, the problem may be as simple as nding fruits and vegetables that we like. For others, the struggle may be nding time. But whatever struggles you encounter, take Donna’s advice to get on track! Remember that fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that are needed to help your body work at its best and ght o disease. Try all sorts of fruits and vegetables. Explore the rainbow of colors and tastes.

 

When shopping for your fruits and vegetables, you DON’T have to always buy fresh fruits and vegetables. You can buy frozen and canned, but there are a few things you should be careful of. Canned vegetables may have a lot of sodium. Try buying canned vegetables without added salt. Also, make sure that no butter or cream has been added. Canned fuits often come in heavy syrup or added sugar. Look for canned fruit in its own natural juices.

“Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with re: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.”  -Nehemiah 2:17

There are over 1000 different kinds of fruit!

Check off any new ones that you might want to try.

Most of these fruits can be found in the produce section of your supermarket. See if you can find them on sale.