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It’s eating raw vegetables and getting-in 6+ fruits and vegetables in a day.
I’ve written about the vitamin myth before and how vitamins don’t help, and may hurt you long-term. But getting your vitamins naturally through eating fruits and vegetables does seem to work.
I travel often for work, so I’m constantly in crowds, on airplanes, on public transportation, etc. What do all of these have in common? Lots of germs. And yet, I get sick an average of 1-2 times per year since I made a huge effort to incorporate more vegetables and fruits in my diet. Before that I was sick often.
The easiest way to do this is to have at least one meal per day be a healthy, large salad (without the high-calorie add-ins). This alone can knock-out 4+ servings of vegetables and fruits in one sitting.
And then snack on raw vegetables during the day. Every Sunday I chop up green peppers and cucumbers and buy baby carrots. I eat a huge bowl of these every morning for my snack.
The added benefit to this is that you view eating healthy as a sickness-prevention strategy and a way to get your vitamins vs. as deprivation and a diet. And, you’ll eat less junk because you’re full from getting your vitamins in (aka Volumetrics or crowding-out).
Happy veggie snacking!
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