and Weight Loss Benefits of Eating Vegetables
We all know that eating vegetables is extremely healthy for you, but
did you know that eating vegetables can help you to lose weight and to
control your weight? Kim Lyons explains how and why in this article.
I would also like to add that you may want to consider planting your
own vegetable garden in your backyard. It’s easy to do and
will benefit you in the following ways:
1) Truly Organic – When you grow your own vegetables, you do
not need to use pesticides, so you know that the vegetables are 100%
2) More Nutritious – Since vegetables do not ripen in the
store or during shipping but in your garden, they are fresher, tastier
and more nutritious. The will contain more vitamins and nutrients.
3) Inexpensive – Growing your own vegetables is very
inexpensive. Plus you can even freeze your vegetables for winter use if
you have too much.
4) Provides Exercise – Great way to be outside, get a little
exercise and relieve your stress.
Here is Kim Lyons article about vegetables and your health.
Everyone knows vegetables are healthy, but most people don't realize
just how extremely effective they are for fat loss. Here's why...
1.) They are very low in calories and so perfect for creating
that necessary caloric deficit. You'd have to eat 20 large bags of
spinach or 5 heads of broccoli, to equal the calories of just 1 cup of
pasta or 1 tablespoon of butter.
So, you absolutely do not have to go hungry on tiny portions when you
load up on veggies. In fact, it's almost impossible to eat too many!
Take grilled vegetables and shrimp, for example. This is a perfect
combination of fibrous carbohydrates with protein, which is exactly
what you want later in the day. A large portion that fills up your
entire plate has only around 250 calories.
Compare it to a plate of processed carbs and high-fat foods. You only
get to enjoy 1 really small, thin slice of pizza for 250 calories and
almost no nutritional value, and none of the energy or protein you
need. When you focus on veggies you can eat a lot more food, with less
calories and a lot more nutritional value.
2.) Veggies are also high in fiber. This is both good for
your digestion and fat loss because fiber expands in your stomach,
making you feel full and satisfied.
A bowl of spinach has 8 grams of fiber, about 1/3 of your daily
requirement of fiber. Broccoli, green peas and other green leafy
vegetables are also good sources of fiber.
3.) The third reason fibrous carbohydrates are perfect for
fat loss is because they have almost NO adverse affects on blood sugar
levels. While it's still a good idea to balance veggies out with a
protein source, even eaten alone they're okay because they don't cause
an increase in insulin.
4.) And finally, they're loaded with vitamins and minerals
and other very beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants and
phytonutrients that will help you look and feel better, fight off
disease and improve your overall health.
If there's any one type of food that is the most helpful for fat loss,
it's definitely vegetables.