Food for Thought: eat your veggies and fruit, your body will thank you for it

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If you were ever a kid (and we know you were), you probably didn’t like eating your vegetables.

The folks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say most Americans don’t eat enough veggies or fruit, and they say there are some easy-peasy ways to get both.

First off, adults are supposed to eat 2 cups of vegetables and 1.5 cups of fruit each and every day.

That's the recommended serving size, but about 90 percent of American’s don’t do it, even though eating more vegetables and fruit can lower the risk for heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

Oh, and did we forget to mention it helps maintain a healthy weight and keeps you from bulging around the middle?

Breakfast is a great place to start a more healthy diet of more fruits and veggies. They go great in a smoothie or added in an omelet or on the side.

You can disguise them by adding pureed veggies to sauces, or in burgers. Or adding them to mashed potatoes or mac and cheese.

Some folks say cauliflower is a good substitute for potatoes.

You don’t have to do it all at once. Pick a new veggie or fruit of the week.

And if you want, you can visit a farmers market or grocery store and ask around for some suggestions, also known as healthy food for thought.

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