[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you’re one of those who actually excludes vegetables from your diet, chances are you may just have to reign in your carnivorous instincts. And if your body displays any of the following signs, then you better grab some veggies right away.
Following are the signs:
You’re always hungry
Eating lots of processed meats can lead to micro-nutrient deficiencies and cause hunger. Vegetables can provide a sense of fullness and some delay emptying in the gut, which makes you feel fuller, longer.
Vegetables provide phytochemicals and antioxidants, along with B-complex vitamins. A deficiency can lead to brain fog, confusion and mental tiredness. Vegetables also contain a variety of nutrients that help give you natural energy, so if you feel like you’re always reaching for the coffee, you may just need some veggies instead.
You get sick frequently
Your body’s immune system is strengthened by vitamins and minerals in vegetables. If you don’t get enough, you could become sick frequently. Foods like broccoli and mushrooms help keep your immune system strong. So, if you feel like you’re always under the weather, you may want to take a look at your diet.
You rely on multivitamins
While multivitamins are a good addition to a healthy diet, they can never be a substitute for adequate nutrition. Vitamins are better absorbed from whole fruits than the supplements. So, if you’re on a budget, skip the supplements and opt for vegetables instead.
You have skin issues
An acne riddled or puffy skin is a clear sign that you’re missing out on the greens. Certain vegetables such as spinach, cucumber, avocados, sweet potatoes and bell peppers can protect against free radicals and toxins that may be harming your skin.