Load Up on These Veggies

As a fan of cooking and just being in my kitchen in general, I always plan on including heaps of vegetables in my cooking. I believe that eating healthy is one of the best ways to lead a long and healthy life and that is one of the main reasons why more people should be incorporating vegetables into their daily regimen as much as possible. My favorites include squash, cucumbers, and carrots, which have become some of the foods I eat nearly every day.

 

What are some of the foods you should eat daily? Well, there seems to be a debate about that, but there are more than enough nutritious foods out there that are packed with protein, omega-3 acids, and antioxidants that can lead you to better sex, a clear mindset, and a prolonged life. If you have ever had days or nights when you have skin that breaks out, bloating, or you would rather watch hours of television, then you are more than likely eating the wrong foods. Of course, some people find it easy to blame things on the pressures of life, but it could be what you are consuming. There are some foods out there that can yield a host of benefits and now I have compiled a short list of some that you should consider if you are looking to get healthier by loading up on vegetables.

 

Spinach

Spinach

It is noted for being rich in folate and omega-3 fatty acids, and spinach offers even more than that, proven to reduce the likelihood of stroke, osteoporosis, heart disease and more. Did you know that folate can protect against sex-related issues by increasing blood flow to your erogenous zone? It is also packed with the compound lutein which also helps to stabilize your sex drive. You should aim to eat about a cup of fresh or cooked spinach daily. If you don’t have spinach on hand, try its cousins like bok choy, romaine lettuce, or kale. Spinach is delicious and works great on salads, add to scrambled eggs, sprinkle over pizza, or add it to marinara sauce to make a delicious dip that can be warmed in the microwave.

Tomatoes

 Tomatoes

Red tomatoes are the absolute best because they taste great, are packed with the antioxidant lycopene, and can decrease the risk of many cancers, including bladder, skin, lung, prostate, stomach, coronary artery disease and more. You should try to get about 2 2 milligrams of lycopene daily, which is the equivalent to about a glass of tomato juice or about 10 small cherry tomatoes. Other sources to consider for lycopene include Japanese persimmon, papaya, guava, pink grapefruit, and red watermelon. Where can you get sources of tomatoes?

Well, aside from ketchup and Ragu, you can get tomatoes from a glass of V8 (which is low in sodium), gazpacho, or consider adding double the usual amount of tomato paste for anything that asks for it in the recipe. I guarantee that you will love the taste and your body will love you for it.