Today, we’re talking about the power of plants in honor of National Nutrition Month. Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day may lower your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health conditions. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds are key features of some of the healthiest diets in the world, such as the Mediterranean Diet, the DASH Diet, and most dietary guidelines. Looking beyond personal health to the health of our planet, plant-based foods also tend to be more sustainable and less taxing on the environment.
Treat your body and the environment by meeting the dietary recommendations of 2 ½ cups of vegetables per day. It might seem hard, but we can help! Look for a variety of vegetables in your café - from salad bars to the deli and grill - and focus on an assortment of color such as dark green, red, and orange for optimal nutrients.
Looking for a way to add more vegetables into your life outside the office? Try making this easy FIT cauliflower steak at home!