Six Weeks to a Healthier You: Week 4 – INCREASE SWEET VEGETABLES

Increasing your intake of sweet vegetables can satisfy your sweet tooth.  According to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, sweet vegetables can soothe the internal organs of the body and energize the mind.  Sweet root vegetables help keep you grounded and balance out any sort of spacey feeling you may have.  Some examples of sweet vegetables include carrots, onions, beets, winter squash, and sweet potatoes.  Include these sweet vegetables in stir fry dishes or choose a variety of sweet vegetables, add water to a cooking dish and bake in the oven until they soften.  Add some beans or tofu for a protien boost!  Red and yellow bell peppers are great as a topping on pizza with tomatoes.  This week try to incorporate at least 1 sweet vegetable in your day.  It can be as easy as adding carrots to hummus, or steaming some beets and adding them to your salad. 

Next week:  INCREASE LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES

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