Lose Weight by Eating More Vegetables

Lose Weight by Eating More Vegetables

A simple Google search these days for ‘weight loss’ will bring up an absolute tidal wave of products and services designed to help you slim down.

As you probably already know – not all of these products are what they are cracked up to be!

The truth of the matter is that many of these programs aren’t sustainable.

What do I mean by this?

Well, many of these so called miracle weight loss guides are designed to help you rapidly lose weight…but that weight will soon return after the process is finished.

We actually promote a handful of excellent health and weight loss products in our Product Review section of the site….but you will notice that there are not many choices there.

This is down to trust – unfortunately we only trust what you see here on this site…which is a tiny percentage of the options available!

At the end of the day more traditional efforts like adding fruits and veggies to your diet can bring about much better results than overnight fads…these results will also last longer as well.

So lets take a look at the most effective ways you can lose weight by eating more vegetables…

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What Type of Diet?

There are a lot of fruit and vegetable diets floating around out there but I really hate to call these sorts of things ‘diets’ – personally I see them more of a lifestyle change!

Anyway, some people opt to take a majority of their diet fruits and veggies with just small amounts of chicken and fish.

veggie diet

Others decide upon leaving out the meat altogether by mixing their fruit and veg with eggs, yogurt, milk and cheese.

Then we have individuals who opt for the strictest route of all – the vegan diet.

All of these types of diets can help you lose weight, but the vegan diet would probably bring on the quickest results.

The Nutritional Side of Things…

A fruit and/or a vegetable diet will always offer a pretty awesome supply of nutrition, besides assisting in your weight loss efforts:

You will find very high levels of Vitamin E in:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries

You will also find impressive levels of the common cold-fighting vitamin C in:

  • Orange
  • Kale
  • Lemon
  • Potato

High levels of iron in:

  • Grape
  • Avocado
  • Peas
  • Carrots

A good supply of folic acid in:

  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus

And plenty of Zinc in:

  • Corn
  • Lima beans
  • Squash

That’s quite a collection, isn’t it?

On top of that these types of foods are instrumental in promoting a healthy digestive system – this means that the build up of toxins and waste inside us can be controlled properly.

A high percentage of these ‘crash course’ diets allow you to put various options into your body that are not altogether beneficial to your overall health.

At least with veggies you know you are losing weight by consuming the types of food your body will eventually thank you for!

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Have I Mentioned Fiber Yet?

As I touched on above – fruits and vegetables are great for your digestive system…and this is mainly down to fiber (green leafy vegetables are the best source of this!).


The cool thing about fiber is that it gives you that full feeling, which means you do not have to consume as much food to feel satisfied in the hunger department.

This obviously impacts your caloric intake and lays the foundations for a more successful diet.

Water Content

Both fruits and vegetables contain high levels of water which again is very good for your digestive system (and body as a whole!).

Much like fiber, water is very good at providing that full feeling. This in turn means you will take in a lower amount of calories.

If you manage to keep your calorie count down more of your exercises go towards burning off stored fat, rather than the calories from what you’ve just consumed.

The Perfect Snack

Traditional snacks are the downfall of 99% of diets and health plans out there – I guess they always will be!

I’ve noticed that even the majority of health snack options available are still full of cholesterol, fat, salt or sugar…they just hide it well on the packaging!

Fruit or vegetables make a handy and healthy snack option that is also friendly to your wallet!

I also find that these over-produced snack options are pretty shitty at keeping your hunger satisfied.

On the flip side of the coin – more natural produce, like fruit and veggies, do give you that satisfying feeling whilst reducing your overall caloric intake.

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The Health Benefits of Red Onion Juice

The Health Benefits of Red Onion Juice

They are great with salad and I couldn’t stomach a hot dog without them…but consuming onion juice has never really been at the top of my health ‘to do’ list!

I first came across the subject of health benefits of red onion juice about three months ago when a regular visitor to this site brought it up in response to a comment (cheers Sally!).

Okay, my first response was to cringe a bit…and then wonder what poor Sally was doing to herself?

But being skeptical with new health ideas is really not ‘on the cards’ for me – this site would become one boring (and lonely) place to be.

I came to find that red onion juice is actually nothing to cringe about – it has a ton of benefits for those who are brave enough to stomach it…

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Good Old Onions!!!

Historical research shows us that onions have been circling around human cultivation for  well over 7000 years now.

Some archaeological projects have uncovered proof that onions date back to the Bronze Age…but it’s unclear whether or not these onions were wild or cultivated.

Archaeological and literary evidence such as the Book of Numbers 11:5 points to suggestions that onions were probably being cultivated around 2000 years later in ancient Egypt.

onions were probably being cultivated around 2000 years later in ancient Egypt

Apparently onions were held in high regard by Egyptian authorities due to their spherical shape and concentric rings, which were known for symbolizing eternal life.

Moving onto the Middle Ages, onions were often handed over as rather exotic (and expensive) gifts. At the time they were thought to be extremely powerful and used to treat a host of ailments/conditions.

Onion Juice Health Benefits

1) Onion Juice Benefits For Hair

Onion juice manages to boost blood circulation which leads to hair follicles being provided with sufficient nourishment.

Onion Juice Benefits For Hair

The vegetable also contains certain anti-bacterial properties that combat various scalp infections that can be attributed to hair loss.

Onions are also thought to be loaded with the enzyme catalase, which is an anti-oxidant that can prevent premature graying of hair.

2) The Cardiovascular Advantages of Onions

Regularly including onions in your diet can lead to a reduction in cholesterol levels. This is all down to the sulfur compounds, chromium, and vitamin B complex they contain.

These three important ingredients actually lower the risk of cardiac arrest by regulating homocysteine levels.

3) Onion Juice Benefits For Skin

Onions contain high levels of flavonoids and vitamins C, A and E. These help in protecting our skin cells from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.

Onion Juice Benefits For Skin

The antibacterial properties of onions lead them to being antiseptic and anti-inflammatory by nature. This means they are an excellent natural remedy for acne and other skin bacteria.

Onions are also known to contain large amounts of sulphur-rich phytochemicals which are very effective in taking on free radicals. This means they can be used to combat the untimely aging appearance of skin.

4) Onion Juice Fights The Cold Virus

My granny used to swear by onions whenever she had a cold – at the time we pretty much all thought she was crazy but she really didn’t get ill that often…

Onion Juice Fights The Cold Virus

This cold-fighting process is apparently down to the smelly sulfur compounds found in onions – they have mucolytic properties that are excellent at stopping the excessive formation of mucus.

If this mucus manages to build up in our body it can frequently trigger the common cold virus.

5) Protection Against Allergens

Onions contain high levels of the antioxidant known as quercetin – a powerful aid in the fight against a large number of allergic reactions.

The quercetin property is absorbed into the body through the intestines and stays in circulation for a very long time. This gives the body lasting protection from allergic reactions as well as chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma.

6) Onions Aid Digestion

Proper digestion plays a big part in how the general health of our body pans out. If we have problems digesting the food we put in ourselves we will end up with more diseases effecting us.

These digestive diseases can include gallstones, cholangitis, GERD, and hiatal hernia.

Onions Aid Digestion

Onions contain high levels of a soluble dietary fiber called inulin which functions as a natural regulator. It ‘regulates’ by keeping the body’s good bacteria at the level needed to maintain a healthy digestive system.

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