Don’t get me wrong: Produce isn’t a panacea. It can’t guarantee you weight loss or health. But it can definitely do a lot for anyone’s nutrition and general wellness. So why do Americans eschew veggies? A few reasons given in the article:
They taste bad.
We’re intimidated by cooking them.
They’re not convenient.
They’re not as readily available.
If you think veggies taste bad, you haven’t had them prepared well.
If you’re intimidated by cooking them, you haven’t really tried (or read my blog!). Find tons of easy veggie recipes in my Recipe Index .
Baby carrot producers are packaging them like chips and installing carrot vending machines in schools. No excuses!
You may have to seek them out, but it’s really not too difficult to find restaurants that sell veggie-rich dishes!
Have you been avoiding veggies? What are your excuses? Are you willing to make a commitment to eating more? Unlike processed food, which is largely composed of the same two ingredients (corn and soy), veggies can add variety, texture, and flavor to a limitless number of dishes.