ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH FRUITS AND VEGGIES EVERY DAY?

According to Malaysian Dietary Guideline, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. We always hear this statement but what exactly does plenty mean? Five bowls of fruit? Six salads? Nine apples? Two sweet potatoes? How much is enough? Fruits and vegetables contain some of the most vital nutrients for our overall health, but how many of us are actually consuming the recommended amount of at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day? With our hectic lifestyles, it can be difficult to keep track of our daily fruit and vegetable needs. That’s why a bottles of La Juiceria juices is a great way to top up your nutrient intake every day.

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH NUTRIENTS:

  1. Weak Immune system

Fruits and vegetables both provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. If you lack vegetables in your diet and the important vitamins they provide, your body may lack the defenses it needs to release free radical fighters against viruses

 

  1. Digestive Problems & Constipation

You could feel super bloated and uncomfortable. If you’re not eating enough fruits, you’ll likely feels there is excess gas in your stomach, causing the dreaded feeling of bloating. Vegetables are major sources of dietary fibre, which helps push waste efficiently out of your colon. Too much salt in your diet also leads to bloating. To counter this, eat fruits that are packed with potassium and drinking more water may help. The National Institutes of Health links low fibre intake to digestion problems that include constipation and diverticular diseases.

Benefits of  that found in fruits and vegetables:

  • Help push food through
  • Prevent constipation
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Improve immune function
  • Regulate appetite and blood sugar levels
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Promote a healthy digestive system

 

  1. Diabetes

Weight gain is commonly related with diabetes. If you’re eating a lot of high-density foods instead of fruits and vegetables, you will probably gain unhealthy amounts of weight which may lead to be at risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes. Why would you destroy your own body system? Put down the junk food and grab a fruit or vegetable instead!

 

  1. Overweight

You might be eating higher-calorie foods that promote weight gain and nutrient imbalance. Fast food, heavy meat intake and sugar are common things in Malaysia, hence the country ranks high in obesity rates. Research in the US has shown that people who are overweight or obese eat less fruits and vegetables than normal-weight groups. Becoming overweight increases your risk for many chronic diseases. You can eat more and feel full and happy with fewer calories in fruits and vegetables because they are low in calories and high in energy density.

 

  1. Cancer Risk

While there is no specific food that can protect you from cancer, a diet that includes antioxidants may reduce cancer risks. Antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and carotenoids may reduce cancer risks by protecting healthy cells from free radicals. You can get antioxidants from kale, blueberries, blackberries and more. Don’t think by having these vitamins alone will help protect you from cancer risk because the other factors plays an important role as well. Practice a healthy lifestyle. Stop smoking and do regular exercises.

  1. Heart Disease

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke because of its effects in lowering blood pressure. A study has revealed that people who eat 8 or more fruits and vegetables a day are 30% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

 

  1. High Blood Pressure and Kidney Failure

Too much salt in the bloodstream reduces the ability of your kidney to remove water. It results to higher blood pressure and strains your kidney. Counter this with vegetables and fruits which are good natural sources of potassium, which has the opposite effect to salt and will help to lower the blood pressure. They are rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, which helps reduce the sodium in your diet.

 

  1. Bleeding Gums, Anaemia and Fatigue

Fruits and vegetables contain some of the most vital nutrients for our health, eating too few can result in nutrient deficiencies which leads to scurvy, fatigue, anaemia, depression, bleeding gums and more! Yes, you can get these nutrients in other food, but fruits and vegetables contain high concentrations and are great sources of goodness!

START THEM YOUNG

Fruits and vegetables are vital for everyone’s health. Our likes and dislikes of foods are formed in the first few years of life, so it’s important to give children lots of fruit and vegetables to try. It will help them develop a taste for them, meaning they will be more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as teenagers and adults.

AN EASY WAY OUT!
It is important to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. La Juiceria juices is very convenient for those who have a tough busy lifestyle, especially if you’re not a fan of neither one! If you can’t eat it, drink it.


Did you know the Goodness Greens contain up to 1kg of vegetables?

YES! YES! I know it’s a lot! By drinking 1 bottle, you can have close to 1 kg of vegetables goodness into your body!

Trust me, the first sip will make you want to drink more! Not only is the juice full with a delicious flavour, it’s also rich with anti-oxidants like Vitamins A, B6, C, and E. No sugar, no preservatives and no additives and no chemical added into the juice. It’s the perfect way to help your body get all the nutrients it needs every day.

What’s inside Goodness Greens.

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Japanese Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Lemon
  • Apple

So stay healthy and happy today by giving yourself a daily boost of goodness!
QUESTIONS? You can contact us at nutritionist@lajuiceria.com

 

 

 

References:

  1. https://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/not-eating-enough-vegetables/
  2. https://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/eat-more-fruits-veggies/
  3. https://www.livestrong.com/article/468537-what-will-happen-if-you-dont-eat-vegetables/
  4. http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food-based-dietary-guidelines/regions/countries/malaysia/en/