Thursday, June 28, 2012

Canned veggies or Fresh Veggies?

 Hello beautiful people!

In this blog post I will share with you why I prefer fresh vegetables rather than canned vegetables

I love vegetables. Some of my favorite include spinach, kale, bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers.
I love my veggies, but more importantly I love them fresh NOT canned, with the exception of corn. I love sweet corn.

Now, don't get me wrong, there are many benefits to canned vegetables. For example, canned vegetables are a good substitute to fresh vegetables, especially when they aren't in season. Research has shown that  though some canned vegetables may lose some of their nutrients, they do retain some of their vitamins and minerals.

Personally, I prefer fresh vegetables rather than canned vegetables, because for me the difference is in the color and taste. The colors of fresh veggies are so much more vibrant and they are more flavorful when compared to canned vegetables. Also, I dislike the extra sodium and preservatives used in canned vegetables.

Now do I think that fresh is better than canned? No. Do I think that canned is better than fresh? No. It's just what it is and they both have their advantages and disadvantages.

However, according to the CDC, fruits and vegetables matter, whether they are fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced. So, get those veggies in no matter what!

 Which do you prefer, Canned Or Fresh?
 Take care,