Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables are a form of carbohydrates and are important for maintaining energy levels throughout the day. They are full of vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system, aid in recovery and are important for bone health. They also can improve your performance on the field.
You don’t need to have seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day because, frankly, that’s hard to achieve and can be expensive. We suggest finding simple ways to fit them into your meal plan. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, make it a habit to add fruits or vegetables with at least two of these meals. Apples, bananas, oranges, carrot sticks, celery, etc., all make great additions to snacks between meals.
Our biggest tip is to branch out and try new foods to discover what you enjoy. Many people dislike fruits and vegetables, but that’s usually because they haven’t been willing to try other options. Make sure you get a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to benefit from the essential nutrients they contain.