Ideal vegetable cooking times

Have you ever gotten all worked up about preparing an amazing vegetable dish (either side or main, makes no difference), only to time it incorrectly and then you end up with a mushy mess? We have all been there… and we all know how brutal it can be! Especially if you’re anything like us here at Heroic Health headquarters – ruined veggies always ruin our day!

But then, salvation awaits! We came across this nifty guide and had to share it because it is extremely useful and super accurate.

If you need to know just how long to cook for vegetables for, look no further! These times are accurate and perfect for tender-crisp veggies

If you need to know just how long to cook for vegetables for, look no further! These times are accurate and perfect for tender-crisp veggies

Granted, all of us at Heroic Health will eat vegetables cooked just about any way… but it is really nice to savour some that have been cooked to perfection!

In case you needed any more reasons to eat your greens, check these facts out:

  • The Harvard School of Public Health explains that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables contains several benefits, including lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, preventing some types of cancer, lowering the risk of eye conditions, alleviating digestive problems and having a positive effect upon blood sugar. The school also notes a link to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • The United States Department of Agriculture also reports that eating fruit reduces the risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes in addition to lowering the risk of developing kidney stones and helping to decrease bone loss
  • Furthermore, eating fresh fruit helps people who want to watch their calorie intake since many fruits have a lower calorie count when compared to other foods
  • The USDA also explains that both fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamin C, which grows and repairs body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds, keeps teeth and gums healthy and aids the body in the absorption of iron

… plus, did we mention that they taste AMAZING?

These serving amounts are only suggestions, but following them and maintaining an active lifestyle will ensure a healthy and long life

These serving amounts are only suggestions, but following them and maintaining an active lifestyle will ensure a healthy and long life

The Canadian Food Guide recommends that adults eat between 7 and 10 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day… are YOU reaching that amount?

If not, maybe we can help! Contact Heroic Health today and get started down the road toward better health and a mire fulfilling life.

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