How would you feel knowing every meal you prepared for you and your family was an opportunity to protect against debilitating disease?
‘Fresh vegetables, eaten with the right fats on a daily basis, are one of our best protections against coronary heart disease and cancer’ – from the book Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig.
You may have seen in a previous blog that vegetables add colour, texture, flavour and variety to every meal you eat. Vegetables also provide vitamins, minerals, fibre and carbohydrates essential to building, repairing and maintaining body cells.
1. Try to buy locally grown, organic vegetables. This means you will be eating vegetables when nature intended and basically they will be in peak nutrition and full of flavour.
2. Most vegetables should be firm, bright and hold their shape; not soft, dull and wilted when you purchase them.
3. If you’re stuck for time, you might want to buy frozen vegetables, but read the packet to check that there are no additives. Be aware that buying frozen vegies is significantly more expensive than buying the fresh alternative.
4. Other than the leafy vegetables such as kale and lettuce, other vegetables are reasonably robust and so you can get them home in good condition without the need for a cooler or insulated bag. If you’re unsure of how best to store your vegies, ask the supplier.
5. For longer lasting vegetables, avoid storing in plastic bags.
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