Vegetables were a necessity while their nutritious value was unknown they were accepted as a delicious, cheap and reliable means of keeping the body fed.
Gradually, more was learned about the value of vegetables. First, it was observed that people whose diets skewed more towards vegetarianism seemed healthier overall.
As science progressed, it was clear that a body had more strength and energy and avoided more illnesses when vegetables were emphasized. This was only true, however, when they weren’t overcooked.
Vegetables and Your Looks
A diet high in vegetables will not only keep you feeling well, it will keep you looking well. Supplements can never top the power of vitamins at their natural source.
When you emphasize deep colored vegetables – reds, oranges, yellows and dark green – you are treating yourself to a full range of vitamins, especially A, B, C and K as well as a host of minerals. All these work to keep your circulation at peak performance and your cells overturning at a healthy rate, resulting in clear skin, bright eyes, shiny hair and strong teeth.
Your Wallet and the Planet
When you go to a farmer’s market to buy produce you may well ask why are vegetables good for you financially? Measure for measure they are still less expensive than meat.
Try eating a vegetarian meal every day for a week and take a look at your food expenditure at the end of the week and you’ll see.
Also when you buy fresh, organic vegetables, you are getting more nutritional value, because they have not been treated or stored for any length of time.
More nutritional value also means more economic value, because you get more from what you eat. Hands down, vegetarianism is great for the environment.