Daily Vegetables: A Good Investment?

Eating more vegetables means spending no more than two dollars a day for a few extra servings. Per person this means about an extra $700 annually to drastically improve your diet. Is this worth it? Absolutely, times 700 and more! The health benefits of eating vegetables far outweigh the minor increase in your daily budget. Adults should have a minimum of 3-5 servings of vegetables a day and children should start at 3 servings a day, but there’s really no upper limit. The health benefits of vegetables are countless: they provide an infusion of vitamins and minerals, a reduced risk of many chronic diseases, high levels of fiber and antioxidants, and anti-carcinogenic properties. On top of that, they are delicious and simple to prepare.

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a second year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health and awareness with her passion for health, fitness and beauty. In her spare time, enjoys fashion, kayaking on West Meadow Beach, and creating westernized-Asian recipes.