I’m sure it comes as no surprise that vegetables are good for you. But which ones are best when it comes to managing your weight? Research shows that vegetables with a higher fiber content or lower glycemic load are more strongly associated with a healthy weight. This includes carrots, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and string beans. Here’s why –
- Lower blood sugar and insulin spikes
- Controlled food cravings
- A longer-lasting “full” feeling
However, ALL veggies have health benefits and support a healthy weight. They are incredibly low in everything we don’t want too much of (calories, fat, and sodium) and packed with all of the things most of us need more of like antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Use these ideas to eat more veggies every day –
- Use these recipe ideas to fill half your plate with vegetables at dinner and take left-overs for lunch.
- Don’t shy away from frozen veggies; they have just as many nutrients as fresh.
- Dip into this Roasted Carrot & Harissa Chickpea Dip for a delicious snack.
Please get in touch if you have any nutrition or diet-related questions. I’d love to hear from you.
Spring is the perfect time to get back on track with healthy eating. Let’s talk about how we can create the perfect plan for you. Give me a call today!