Eat some vegetables

English: veggies

One of our most popular questions is “do I have to eat vegetables to be healthy?”

Pretty much, yes.  You could try a really comprehensive supplementation routine but it’s going to be very expensive.  Not to mention there’s more and more evidence that supplementation with nutrients does not actually produce a health effect, with the limited and obvious exception of if you’ve got scurvy or rickets or some other directly attributable single nutrient shortage effect.

You can do it with vegetable juice if you must, but it’s going to be a caloric issue for weight loss, since you’re removing the fiber which gets you full and leaving just the juice which does not.  The calories get concentrated but the fullness gets vastly diminished.

It’s better, if you really don’t like vegetables, to  learn to tolerate vegetable soup, and make sure to make it yourself so you can control the sodium and make sure you’re getting a variety of green, yellow, and red vegetables so you’ll know you’re getting a good variety of nutrients.

Or perhaps you can tolerate a tossed salad with low calorie dressing.

Or perhaps you can just man up and eat your vegetables and not go on expecting all your food to taste like Twinkies.

 

 

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