Most of these tips really apply to everyone, not just vegetarians. They may seem trite, but they are tried and true and you will notice the difference in your health and energy levels. Need a few tips?
- Eat a dark green vegetable (broccoli, spinach, kale, collard greens) at least three times a week. These nutritional powerhouses are packed full of vitamins such as calcium and iron. On the run or hate spinach? Try drinking your greens. I suggest Naked Juice’s Green Machine-it’s made with fruit juice as well as greens, it tastes better than others.
- Take a supplement that contains EPA Omega’s. You need to find a way to supplement omega-3 essential fatty acids that you can’t get from anywhere other than marine based sources, especially EPA & DHA. Learn more about omega-3′s from marine algae in this great article. I recommend taking a raw phytoplankton supplement as a fish oil replacement.
- Make it a goal to eat at least one piece of raw fruit or a handful of raw vegetables every day. I try to eat an apple first thing in the morning to get it out of the way. Then I take a dropper of raw PhytOriginal for my ocean greens.
- Keep your favorite salad dressings on hand. I find that I’m much more likely to eat my greens or some raw veggies when my favorite salad dressings are in the fridge. A little variety is great too–I try to keep at least two kinds, either store bought or homemade on hand at all times. A good balsamic with a little bit of olive oil tastes great and goes a long way!
- Eat the rainbow! Fruits and vegetables all contain different nutrients. A simple way to remember to eat a range of vitamins and minerals is to vary the colors of the vegetables you eat. Of course, greens are always good, but try eating a rainbow of tomatoes, yellow squash and purple cabbage! Pack up a raw Rainbow Bag of miniature sweet peppers, mini-cucumbers and grape tomatoes – try a mini pack of hummus for added flavor. Sabra makes a small and convenient 2 oz. package that tastes great! Your co-workers will be jealous!
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