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Health Tip of the Day: Tips to Help you Eat Vegetables

  • You ve heard it before - Eating vegetables provides crucial health benefits vital to reducing risk of some chronic diseases and for maintaining the health of your body. Are you getting enough vegetables? 
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  • In General: 
  • -Buy fresh vegetables in season. They cost less and are likely to be at their peak flavor.
  • -Stock up on frozen vegetables for quick and easy cooking in the microwave.
  • -Buy vegetables that are easy to prepare. Pick up pre-washed bags of salad greens and add baby carrots or grape tomatoes for a salad in minutes. Buy packages of veggies such as baby carrots or celery sticks for quick snacks.
  • -Use a microwave to quickly “zap” vegetables. White or sweet potatoes can be baked quickly this way.
  • -Buy canned vegetables labeled "reduced sodium," "low sodium," or "no salt added." If you want to add a little salt it will likely be less than the amount in the regular canned product.


    Find more great tips about vegetables here.