Just like your mother said, “Eat your vegetables”. And you can throw in some fruit to. Seems like a pretty basic tip, but I know few people who actually get in the suggested amount of 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Actually I know few people who get in 3-5 servings a day. 7-1o servings may sound like a lot, but it really is not if you’re eating every 2-4 hours and include 1-2 fruit or vegetable sources each time.
So what are the benefits of all this fruit and vegetable consumption? One they are an excellent source of all those vitamins and minerals that some of us tend to be deficient in. Two, they help balance your blood pH. Proteins and grains tend to be acidic whereas fruits and vegetables are more alkaline. Being in an acidic state can mean the loss of bone strength and muscle mass which can further compromise your fat loss or weight loss goals.
So do what your mother told you….and probably continues to tell you.