Everyone has heard their parents tell them to always eat their vegetables, and every parent knows the struggle of getting their children to eat healthy foods. But how do we know that the vegetables we eat are as healthy as we are made to believe they are? Studies have shown that celery, lettuce, spinach and sweet bell peppers have some of the highest pesticide amounts in grown vegetables, and it is exponentially better to buy or grow them organically. With that being said, there are a fair amount of vegetables that are safe to cook and consume, having been grown in the conventional method. Broccoli, Cabbage, Asparagus, Peas, Corn and Onions have been proven to be some of the safest vegetables one could eat. They have been tested as having the least amount of pesticide volumes. Eating fresh vegetables is highly important because they provide you with the energy one needs to make it through the day, and they provide a strong supply of vitamins and nutrients that the body craves. Juicing is a method that has been proven best when it comes to extracting the much needed nutrients.
Studies have shown that organically grown vegetables are the vegetables usually come from local farms and produce stands, and they’re generally the vegetables that do not come in contact with pesticides, fertilizers, sewage, and anything that might be considered modified. Organically grown vegetables tend to have the most nutrients and they tend to be the very best in quality. Alright, so maybe our kids don’t necessarily know or understand that vegetables are a vital and very important food group, and maybe they don’t understand that our bodies need the essential vitamins and nutrients that fresh and organic vegetables provide, but there can be absolutely no denying the fact that the body truly does need vegetables in order to remain healthy. And this isn’t even taking into consideration what is actually in vegetables that have been grown around and exposed to pesticides and other methods of fertilizers. The chemicals have been proven to be particularly damaging to one’s nervous system, and has even been linked to causing miscarriages and infertility.
Everyone needs their vegetables, and some might need them just a little bit more than others. The tricky part comes with getting them to eat them all without putting up much of a struggle. And you’re left with one very important question. To eat, or not to eat?