Do you eat like an adult? Do you eat foods that are good for you or just foods that you ‘like’
This is one of the most worrying things about the way a lot of young adults eat today. They leave home, and as soon as they don’t have mom telling them to eat their veggies, they forget about what’s good for them, and they end up eating only the things they ‘like’…
…and most of the time, those things don’t include VEGETABLES.
This is a BIG problem, because veggies are among the most important foods we need to eat for maintaining our health and nutrition (never mind weight loss). It is also remarkable, since almost everyone is complaining about the cost of food, but the same people are usually not buying some of the cheapest, healthiest foods in the store.
Having good overall health, and ensuring your body has all of the essential vitamins and minerals for optimal functioning will also help you in your weight-loss goals. If you’re not giving your body what it needs, it won’t be able to give you what you want.
It’s time to step up and start looking after yourself. You may not have liked broccoli when you were five years old, but I guarantee that your tastes have changed since then. PLUS you’re an adult now so you can cook it how YOU want it done. It doesn’t have to be a soggy, tasteless, grey mess on your plate. Broccoli (and other ‘hated’ veg) can actually be delicious AND nutritious if you cook it properly.
Here are five of the best, healthiest veg you NEED to be eating, and a few recipes to get you started:
Broccoli is full of fibre, vitamin C (and others), potassium, protein and carbohydrates (energy). The dark green veggies are among the most important, and of those, broccoli is possibly the best.
It also happens to be the childhood nightmare food of many people because mom used to boil it into a mushy mess.
To make it tasty, try a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or olive oil, some salt and pepper, and a little parmesan cheese and then roast for a few minutes. It’ll still have its crunch, but also be full of flavour.