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  • Richard R. Fay, DC

Learn to Love Vegetables with DuPage Health and Physical Therapy Center

For many who dislike vegetables, bitter greens, in particular, this may sound a bit daunting. But the good news is: it doesn’t have to be.

In time, and with repeated exposure, the aversion to the bitterness disappears. This is due to changes in specific proteins that are found in our saliva that assign taste perception, and ultimately influence food preferences and eating behaviors.

With continued exposure to vegetables, not only will you change your mind about liking them but you will also change your taste buds. There is no better time than now to start enjoying vegetables!


Benefits of including vegetables in your diet:

Helps reduce your risk for many chronic diseases including:

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Stroke

  • Certain Cancers

Recent research shows higher vegetable intake can also help you feel calmer and improves your well-being.

The fiber and water in vegetables helps promote healthy digestion. Fiber also helps improve metabolic markers such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar; helps protect your heart and cardiovascular health, and appears to reduce mortality from all causes.

Experiment with different spices and methods of cooking your vegetables and keep up your new healthy lifestyle!

At DuPage Health and Physical Therapy Center, we use a variety of ways to help give your body the proper nutrition it needs. Whether it be through supplementation, diet/lifestyle changes, and/or exercise recommendations, we can help you feel better. Contact us today at (331) 401-5900.

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