Is Your Diet Rich Enough?


Polyphenols help to increase your metabolism and enhance the genes that protect us against inflammatory diseases. One of the best ways to get your polyphenols is through high polyphenol vegetables. In addition to polyphenols, vegetables are chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Are you getting enough polyphenols in your diet? Here are a few of our favorite easy ideas to fit more high polyphenol vegetables into your daily diet.

Breakfast – create an omelet filled with peppers, spinach, or any other or your favorite vegetables! Or, top scrambled eggs with a serving of fresh salsa. You could even create a delicious meal to go by rolling it all up in a whole wheat tortilla. If you like homemade smoothies, throw in a handful of spinach. Although it will likely turn your smoothie green, you’ll still taste all of the sweetness from the fruit, and reap all of the benefits that spinach has to offer.

Lunch – have a side salad with your sandwich, or a bowl of vegetable soup. Fill up your salad with as many delicious vegetables as you like – just steer clear of high fat dressings and toppings such as bacon bits. Instead, add crunch to your salad with sunflower seeds or almond slivers. Even better – have a large salad for lunch and top with a lean protein like chicken for a filling and delicious meal!

Snack – vegetables such as red and orange bell peppers, sugar snap peas, radishes and baby carrots all make for a great snack – they’re crunchy and satisfying, plus they’re easy to take with on the go!

Dinner – Many people believe that dinner should consist of three elements – a protein, starch, and a vegetable. Instead of having a starch with dinner, add in an extra vegetable. Butternut and spaghetti squash make excellent additions! Another option is to have a vegetarian based meal for dinner – try baked lentils with carrots, peppers, and onions, then add a few crumbles of feta cheese. Yum!

We highly encourage you to get your polyphenols through foods, but for many a high quality supplement, like the Gene Smart Pomegranate and Green Tea Extract, to boost your polyphenol levels can help ensure that you are getting the right quantities of polyphenols each day.

What are your favorite ways to get vegetables in your diet? We would love to hear! Share your ideas with our Facebook community, and on Friday, October 28th, we’ll pick one random fan to receive a free Daily Journal!



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