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Flax Seasoning Shows How Eating More Vegetables Will Improve Health
Date:5/20/2013

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

Adding more vegetables to meals is one of the simplest things that can be done to drastically improve health. Vegetables have been shown to help decrease chances of acquiring heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

The amount of vegetables that should be consumed may vary depending on body type, activity level, and age. One way to find out the recommended amount of vegetable servings is to use the online tool from the Center for Disease Control.

Here are three health benefits to eating more vegetables.    

1.     Reduce heart disease risk. Vegetables are a great source of fiber which helps reduce bad cholesterol. In addition to that, vegetables are naturally cholesterol free. High levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol are associated with increased risk of heart disease. With its healthy doses of fiber and zero cholesterol, vegetables are an excellent way to increase good cholesterol levels and eliminate bad cholesterol intake.

2.    Reduce cancer risk. Phytochemicals, which protect plants from bacteria, viruses, and fungi, may also prevent cancer causing agents from forming in the body. Lignans, most prevalent in flax seeds, are an example of a phytochemical that studies have shown to prevent cancer. Vegetables are also a great source of antioxidants which help prevent the breakdown of cells in the body. Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that can be found in green and red bell peppers and broccoli. So when a boost of Vitamin C is needed, don’t just turn to the orange juice, make sure peppers and broccoli are on the menu too.

3.    Reduce diabetes risk. The American Diabetes Association reports that “People who
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