Sugar Cleanse :: More veggies please!

vegetables-1666632_1280Today’s topic is one of my favorites!

Vegetables are the most neglected foods in standard diets. When I ask my clients why that is, they usually recall memories of being forced to eat all of their mushy broccoli before being excused from dinner.

The truth is, vegetables are delicious and pack a serious number of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Best of all, naturally sweet vegetables can help you fight the urge for refined sugar. The natural sugars these vegetables contain stabilize blood sugar and reduce the need for added sweeteners.

Some of my favorite naturally sweet, delicious, nutrient-dense options are:

*Beets
*Sweet Potatoes
*Onions
*Carrots
*Winter squash (butternut, acorn, delicata, etc.)
*Turnips

Homework for your health:

Try to incorporate at least one sweet vegetable above into your diet every day. Sweet potatoes are my all time favorite sweet veggie. I have many sweet potato recipes on my web site.

Or, you can simply chop a bunch of sweet veggies in any combination you like, toss with some coconut oil and sea salt, and roast at 425 degrees into tender. Make a big batch of this on the weekend to snack on and incorporate into meals all week long!

Let me know what your favorite veggie is and how you like to cook it!

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