The unexpected side effects of the #VegOut2018 Challenge (don’t say we didn’t warn you)

If you’re taking or plan on taking the #VegOut2018 challenge, you already know that veggies are “good” for you. But do you know just how good they are, and how our challenge can help you build healthier habits for life? Here’s what we’re talking about:

Veggies fill you up.

It’s no wonder so many of us feel hungry all the time. We’re eating so many processed foods and never seem to have that “full” feeling afterward because all of the sugar in the foods we’re eating leaves us wanting more. Vegetables have the opposite effect, and if you keep in mind that each plate should be half filled with veggies, you’ll walk away from your meals feeling fuller and more satisfied.

Eating veggies in childhood leads to eating veggies in adulthood. Start building good habits now.

When kids are introduced to vegetables and their varieties and benefits, they carry these lessons with them into adulthood and remain mindful of eating vegetables as often as possible. Start building healthy habits with children by teaching them about the foods they’re eating and making the journey fun (taking the #VegOut2018 challenge, for example!)

Vegetables are full of vitamins and might seriously make you happier.

In fact, happiness is a short-term side effect of eating veggies, which means that while increased health occurs over a longer period of time, happiness can increase much more quickly once one makes a habit of eating veggies. Don’t believe us? Check out this article!

Vegetables are complex carbs (the good kind)

Our society has falsely labeled carbs as the route of all evil, but not all carbs are bad. The complex carbs, like the ones found in vegetables, are actually really, really good for you. Eat ’em up!

Folic Acid in vegetables helps form healthy red blood cells which may support healthy pregnancy.

Most prenatal vitamins contain folic acid for this reason. Get an extra boost by eating your veggies with every meal.

A diet rich in vegetables may help prevent heart disease, stroke, cancer and type-2 diabetes.

Vegetables have been linked to a reduction in risk for so many harmful diseases. Good healthcare begins with prevention, and eating your vegetables is a great way to start.

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