Despite what many foodies may believe, frozen vegetables are healthy especially the vegetables that do not have any unhealthy additives and preservatives. There has been a lot of controversy over the years as to whether are not frozen vegetables are nutritious. Well, the answer is to this debate is yes! Yes, frozen vegetables are still healthy, especially the ones without additives. These vegetables still contain lots of vitamins, minerals and of course fiber! (Click the arrow to watch the video.)
For all of those skeptics, who say that frozen vegetables aren’t good for you, then I would have to disagree and so does Dr. Oz, Doctor and Celebrity Host of The Doctor Oz Show! In fact, he wrote and published an article entitled “What To Eat Now: The Anti-Food-Snob Diet,” to address this issue. In the article Dr. Oz advocates that frozen vegetables are an excellent, healthy and cost effective choice for people!(1) According to Dr. Oz, “Nutritionally speaking, there is little difference between the farmer’s market bounty and the humble brick [frozen vegetables] from the freezer case.”
One of the best reasons why someone should purchase frozen vegetables is because the cook time is shorter than with fresh vegetables!! This is mainly due to the fact that the frozen vegetables have been flash frozen, blanched or steamed for about 2 or 3 minutes prior to freezing. This makes frozen vegetables an excellent shopping list item for those busy parents! So, instead of pulling into the fast food restaurants and selecting dinner from the $1 menu or the Happy Meals, just pick up a bag of frozen vegetables for only $1 or $2! You can even purchase frozen, pre-cooked rice in the freezer case next to the vegetables! Now there is no excuse for not eating healthy because of lack of time, accessibility or cost. So, next time you visit the grocery store, buy a bag of frozen vegetables for dinner!
Make a declaration today that it’s time to stop making excuses for not eating healthy because you can’t find good vegetables, you don’t have time to cook, or because it’s too expensive. No Excuses. Just Commit!
(1)”What To Eat Now”, Dr. Mehmet Oz. Time Magazine. (December 3, 2012).
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