Edible: how do you choose?

 

Eating right and staying well is a BIG responsibility. I know that when I read articles that alert the  consumer about the latest research or medical discoveries I can’t help but think about what I could try and change about my lifestyle of eating. I will admit that  b-r-e-a-d is my weakness and so is rice. Yes, these starchy carbohydrates are hard to say NO to but in fact can contribute to over indulging and overweight. I am trying to cut back and it’s hard folks. Anyway, the challenge is there and I am trying to comsume moderately. However,  I recently read about fruits and veggies on whether canned , frozen or fresh make a difference in taste.

Does it really matter?

There are so many advantages and disadvantages but we make do with what we can afford. Well, as I was reading this article it was clear to see that it does make sense to eat fresh. However, sometimes it is not always possible to purchase produce when it’s fresh off the farm. However, straight from the aisle fresh fruits and veggies are usually the best. Sometimes, it can be quite expensive due to seasonal changes and so we opt for trying frozen or canned.

One thing I was not aware of as a consumer or think of how I shop is that canned products as  nutritionally comparable to fresh products is that canned produce loose vitamins and minerals during the heating process. However, there are beneifts.

Some canned versions of vegetables are actually higher and in healthful benefits thatn their fresh version. 

Drum roll….. these veggies are

Corn, carrots, and tomatoes all benefit from the canning process. Finally, frozen and canned produce have a longer shelf life, so you can keep them on hand for quick additions to your family’s meals.

One thing to keep in mind is to make sure that label says that they do not contain no added salt and sugars.

Bottom line is to eat at least 5 servings of those veggies and fruits. I only wish children can eat more veggies.

Any ideas on how to convince young children to eat more veggies?

🙂

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I know any thing thats is good in taste is not fat free., its so difficult to stay away from them ., wonder how many can possibly manage to do so., 🙂
    Kids and veggies – I know ,so difficult since there are very few veggies that they may wanto eat., for what I have seen chicken is like a must for them.

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  2. You love rice, Gosh! I just dont seem to like it at all. But thats mainly what we eat daily, but still If given a chance, I would stop consuming it as frequent as i do now.

    I do go for canned tomatoes always, as they are handy, and no mess of chopping them before every use.
    I have no idea on how to make young children eat veggies, I do not know how to make my husband eat veggies, what can i say about youngsters now … !!! 🙂

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