Yesterday I started an experiment involving to eating my recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day (as per the Canada Good Guide).
As I mentioned before, I don’t dispute the fact that eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables will have a beneficial long-term effect on your health and happiness. They key is whether or not it has a similar impact on your short-term health and happiness.
If you want to see the explanation for this experiment in more detail, check out day 1 of eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
Day 2 of Eating the Recommended Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day
This day was a surprisingly easy one for me. I like to think I’m seeing my energy improve, but I caught a bit of a cold over the weekend, so it might just be that passing. We’ll see if it keeps up.
Today, I had a spinach and eggs on a bagel for breakfast (1 serving of vegetables), a bottle of mixed pomegranate and orange juice (2 servings of fruits and vegetables), 2 sliced apples (2 servings of fruits and vegetables), 2 cups of baked kale chips (2 servings of fruits and vegetables), and a wraps containing lentils (a fruit – check it out, it kind of blew my mind too), spinach (a vegetable), and grated carrots. I’ll give myself the equivalent of 1 more serving of fruits and vegetables for dinner, bringing me up to a total of 8 servings today, which is well within the 7-10 recommended by the Canada Food Guide.
All of these extra fruits and vegetables have yet to come with any “digestive consequences” either. Perhaps this experiment will be easier than I thought!