Eating fruits and vegetables was a struggle for me for a long time. Nearly two years ago, I set out to change my health—particularly by changing my weight. Now, fruits and vegetables make up a large portion of my daily intake. Still, I know I should eat more of them. Not only are they full of vitamins, but they are typically high in fiber, helping you feel fuller longer. Yes, I need some of that, please.
This week, try to eat three more servings of fruits and vegetables—preferably a rainbow, or colorful selection, of them—each day. That's only 1.5 more cups daily; you can do it. Your body and mind will thank you.
Joni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN®, is a clinical nurse manager for University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, TX, part of the Seton Healthcare Family of Hospitals. Joni holds her degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Tyler and is a member of the Central Texas ONS chapter (CTONS). She resides in Austin and enjoys reading, shoe shopping, and spending time with her family. You can also find Joni at http://nursetopia.net.