We all know, green veggies are one of the heathiest food for us. There is no doubt about it. They provide us with all the essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, phytochemicals, and anti-oxidants to make our body functional and stronger. However, there are still some very common myths and doubts related to green veggies that people tend to believe, but may not be true. We are here to bust these so called 'green veggies myths' for you ….
Eating Veggies Is Always Better Than Juicing Them
Consuming green juice is as nutritious as eating them. Plus, it’s an easy way to add more green veggies to your healthy diet. At the end of the day ingesting more green veggies is what it’s all about! You can choose your own way to incorporate into your diet as long as you are completing the daily servings of vegetables. So go for it and include in a variety of smoothie, juice and shakes. The key factor is to consume greens.
Cooked Is Better Than Eating Raw Veggies
Eating raw vegetables is more beneficial than cooked veggies, as you will get more of vitamins A and C. These vitamins are highly heat-sensitive, meaning high temperatures and prolonged cooking destroy them. Also, cooking with water will lose water-soluble vitamins too, such as folate and vitamin C, because they leach out into the cooking water. Whereas juicing process, encourages nutrient retention…so you can extract more nutrients per vegetable.
Vegetable Juice Contains No Fibre
Juicing green veggies does also provide some fibre, especially soluble fibre. Juicing extracts most of the insoluble fibre out of the produce while soluble fibre remains and it's the soluble fibre that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, acts as a prebiotic to support good bacterial growth and digestive health and exert many other health benefits. Soluble fibre also absorbs water and provides bulking matter and ease in defecation.
Fresh Veggies Are Best Than Frozen
Green Vegetables Just Don't Taste Good
Also remember, everyone's taste buds differ, and our flavour preferences can change over time -so a spinach dish you may have tried and hated when you were child, by making it in different ways, might turn out to be your favourite dish. So give greens vegetables a second or third chance.
When it comes to vegetables, what matters most is MORE! We as general are not eating enough vegetables especially green veggies. and studies are showing they have countless benefits on human health than we once believed. So, enjoy your vegetables in different ways whether juice, raw salad, cooked veggies, roasted veggies, soups or frozen. Try to make small changes, and build yourself up to meeting your daily nutrition goal!