Vegetal: One resource I use.



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Should every meal have vegetal quality?

There are no specific recommendations to include vegetables at every meal.  However, including vegetables for every meal is not a bad idea, especially if you are less likely to eat vegetables later in the day.  Remember that vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber, and have many nutrients that your body needs.  Keep in mind that it takes your brain around 20 minutes to realize that you are full. Chew slowly to help reduce the amount of food you eat.  The more vegetables you eat first, the less likely you will eat foods that are high in calories.  Current recommendations regarding the amount of vegetables you should consume depends on your age, physical activity, and sex (

If you would like to know more information about making healthier choices visit, a website by the United States Department of Agriculture.  This site is user friendly, has information for individuals across the lifespan, and has many tools to use to help you develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Some of the tools include  calculators, menus, videos, and ways to track your progress to healthy living.



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