Surf Fitness Diet: 5 easy ways to eat more greens

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Healthy-NutritionWith our increasingly busy lifestyles and abundance of convenience foods, it’s easy to forget your 5 cups of vegetables daily. To help you out, we’ve put together some easy  surf fitness diet tips and tricks to bolster your daily greens intake.

1. Include greens for breakfast: A great way to increase serves of green vegetables in your diet is to add them to your breakfast which is recognised as one of the most important meals of the day. Why not begin your day with a vegetable omelet, zucchini pancake or vegetable scrambled eggs. Zucchini contains a moderate source of folate which is important for cell division and DNA synthesis, good source of potassium which has a positive effect on reducing blood pressure and also contains moderate levels of B vitamins.

2. Add some vegetables in your snack: Snack on celery, cucumber and zucchini sticks with hummus or kale chips. Kale is known as a superfood because of its rich nutritional content of vitamins and minerals. It contains all 9 essential amino acids needed to form the proteins within the human body including histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine – plus, 9 other non-essential ones for a total of 18. In addition it is also high in vitamin A, essential fatty acids, magnesium and calcium.

3. Begin your dinner with an entre salad: If you begin dinner with asalad small entre salad, you are hugely increasing your green vegetable intake whilst improving portion control for carbohydrate and protein. You can include spinach, kale, cucumber, green beans and zucchini in your salad.

Try this Easy Surfing Fitness salad today:

• 2 Cups Spinach Leaves
• Small Handful of Sun Flower Seeds
• 1 Chopped Cucumber
• 1 Chopped Avocado
• 1 Cup Sliced Jicama

Dressing: Olive oil with Fresh Cracked Peppercorn

Get more here: Easy Surfing Fitness and Nutrition Guide

4. Make half of your plate vegetables: By making half of your plate vegetables, you increase your vegetable intake and provide a rich nutrient sources of vitamins and minerals.

5. Have a green smoothie throughout the day: By sipping on a greensmoothie smoothie throughout the day add more serves of green vegetables your diet whilst satisfying hunger pains. Cucumber in particularly, is rich in antioxidants vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese and contain high levels of vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Be sure to include cucumber in your next green smoothie.

Try this Easy Surfing Fitness smoothie today:

• 1 Cup Spinach Leaves
• 1 Handful Kale
• 3-4 Pinneaple Chunks
• 1 Cup Apple Juice
• 5 sprigs Parsley

Get more here: Easy Surfing Fitness and Nutrition Guide

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