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When you were a child, your parents probably insisted that you ate your vegetables. Maybe they wouldn’t let you get up from the kitchen table until you’d eaten clean the green portion of your dinner. Maybe you weren’t allowed dessert unless you had a certain number of Brussels sprouts. Perhaps we could all benefit from such militant nutrition-enforcers, sitting around and watching us eat our meals, even as adults. As adults, we often think, “The rules of nutrition and health don’t apply to me.” Maybe you barely eat vegetables, and yet, you have a healthy body mass index and you think you look great, so you don’t see a reason to worry. As far as your doctor is concerned, everything looks good (but if she knew the sad amount of veggies you ate, she’d say otherwise). So you’re scamming the system and skipping vegetables. If that sounds like you, then you need to hear these little-known reasons to eat your vegetables.

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It’s okay to eat them frozen

For you lazy chefs out there, worried about the rumors that frozen vegetables aren’t as nutritious as fresh ones, there is good news: studies have confirmed that the amount of nutrients lost in freezing vegetables is practically non-existent. In fact, they may even be better than fresh ones.


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