Did you know Aussies are just not eating enough vegetables?*. The daily recommendation is 5 serves/day. Only 8% of Australian adults eat this! ** I really need to highlight ways to eat more vegetables!
What is a serve?
This is a common question. I find a lot of people think a serve means just having a kind of vegetable. E.g. I had some peas, some corn and carrots – so that’s 3 serves. Instead, a serve is actually:
- ½ cup of cooked veg OR
- 1 cup of salad/raw veg OR
- 1 tomato OR
- ½ medium sized potato
Why are vegies so good for us?
Vegies are packed full of nutrient love. They give us beta-carotene, folate, iron, fibre, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and even some carbohydrate. Vegies also provide us with phytochemicals and anti-oxidants helping to protect our cells against ageing and cancer.
So why is it so hard to eat enough vegies? Continue reading