Are you eating your veggies? Most of us know that our non-starchy veggies and greens are good for us, but do we know why?

1) These guys pack a micronutrient punch, giving you tons of vitamins, minerals, and other plant chemicals that are needed to run all the invisible chemical reactions going on inside your body. All. Day. Long. If we don’t have enough of these, the system doesn’t operate optimally. Get a variety, each one is different.

2) FIBER. In a healthy gut, fiber helps keep it in shape, helps feed all the good bacteria in your digestive tract, AND (bonus) helps with blood sugar control! When we eat fiber with our carbohydrates, it helps to slow down digestion and give us a healthier blood sugar. This is ideal during rest time meals.

3) They might be nutrient packed, but they’re low in calories, meaning you get a big nutrient bang for your buck. Shoot for including these with most meals daily to score big on your veggie benefits!

(Disclaimer – Like any nutrition recommendation, this is not going to be appropriate 100% of the time for every single person. Before making major nutrition changes, chatting with a registered dietitian or your doctor is a good idea.)