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Why Eating Your Greens is Important

Author: Medifast California

December 24, 2015

Why Eating Your Greens is Important

Author: Medifast California

December 24, 2015

Eating green, or having a produce-heavy diet, is a sure way to complement your weight loss regimen. Not only are green foods—from spinach and broccoli to zuccini and cucumbers—lean, but they are also chock-full of nutritional content. The practice of eating green has been brought into the forefront of a healthy diet because produce is naturally available and easy to incorporate into one’s lifestyle. Plus, there is nothing better than complimenting your weight loss in a natural way!

Some people may be reluctant to eat green due to the price of organic foods or the inconvenience of preparing raw foods. However, it is important to note that the positive aspects of eating green outweigh the potential concerns. In fact, research suggests that eating green is particularly beneficial to the environment and helps alleviate negative effects that the food system can pose on the environment. If you do not consider the health benefits of going green, you may jeopardize your health by consuming more foods that are made from artificial ingredients or that simply won’t contribute to your weight loss.

When it comes to the conventional vs. organic produce debate, there is no perfect answer. Organic foods tend to contain less pesticide residues; however, the Environmental Protection Agency has set limits on the maximum amount of pesticide residue allowed and these mandates are followed by almost all produce manufacturers, both organic and conventional. Perhaps Alyson Mitchell, Ph.D., an associate professor of food science and technology at the University of California, Davis, says it best when she states that “organic plant-based foods are, on average, more nutritious [but] eating more fresh vegetables in general is the point.”

Fortunately for you, Medifast CA’s weight loss program eliminates all the guesswork and ensures your consumption of healthy produce. Compared to other diets and foods that you would probably prepare on your own, Medifast CA meals contain fewer calories per serving and are made predominately from soy. As a protein, soy provides an optimal balance of essential amino acids and offers a range of health benefits. That means that our plant-based products are sustainable, low-fat and perfectly safe.

If you have not yet tried Medifast CA or if you are a client looking to spice up your diet, visit our website for some healthy lean and green recipes. We offer a variety of recipes for unique, colorful and tasty meals that you will definitely love! Examples include our eggplant quarter pounder, cauliflower potato salad, cucumber smoothie, cucumber cole slaw salad, turkey lettuce wraps and the list goes on. Try something creative for either breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. Implementing just some of these meals in your weight loss plan can make a major difference, and you will find much satisfaction in the results of your new leafy diet!

Contact Medifast CA if you would like to adopt healthier eating habits or begin your weight loss journey. This could be the start of a success story to call your own!

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Medifast California
The team at Medifast California

The team at Medifast California is committed to practicing what they preach. Experts in nutrition, health, counseling and exercise, they have the experience and tools to offer the support you need when you need it!

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