When your diet is full of color, your body is happy and healthy! Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet is easy with SUBWAY® restaurants. Here’s how you can make your diet more colorful!
Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are healthy for you. Those bright, colorful ingredients light up a salad or sandwich and add so much healthy flavor, vitamins, and nutrients to whatever meal you might be eating!
Finding healthy options that are quick and easily grabbed when you’re on the go or during your lunch break can be difficult. That’s why SUBWAY® restaurants has teamed up with the American Heart Association to help you #addcolor to your diet! Did you know that less than 18 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of fruit, and less than 14 percent consume the recommended amount of vegetables?
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been shown to reduce risk of stroke, certain types of cancer and risk of death from all causes. It is estimated that if Americans ate the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day, approximately 39,900 deaths would be prevented from cardiovascular diseases, stroke and diabetes and $7.6 billion in medical costs could be saved annually. Now that sounds like something to strive for!
It’s as simple as adding a few extra servings of fruits and veggies to your day. Here are three easy ways to add color to your plate and enjoy the benefits of fresh, natural ingredients!
Have a salad every day
Salads are an obvious choice when it comes to adding color to your diet. With a base of leafy greens, you can add all kinds of fruits or vegetables to satisfy your cravings! Even if you don’t have salad as your meal, you can still enjoy a small side salad in addition to your regular lunch or dinner. If you’re on the go, SUBWAY can hook you up with a big ol’ bowl of salad decked out with your favorite toppings, with at least 2.5 cups of veggies.
Replace processed crunch with the crunch of freshness
A simple swap can take your snack from empty calories to nutrient dense! Instead of crackers, snack on crunchy bell peppers slices. Instead of chips, grab a handful of baby carrots. It’s often not the actual snack item we crave, but that crunchy, satisfying feeling. Thankfully, nature has plenty of that. A crisp apple that’s the perfect texture? There’s nothing like it.
Slap ’em on a sandwich
At SUBWAY, you can get up to two full servings of vegetables on one sandwich, which is over 40% of the AHA’s daily recommendation. SUBWAY offers lots of varieties of vegetables to its guests, from cucumbers to spinach to green peppers. With their endless combinations, you can try so many different flavors and varieties! By adding vegetables to your sandwich, you’re turning something with average nutritional value into a strong and mighty powerhouse and adding veggies to your sub makes life more ColorFULL.
Just by adding an extra cup of color to your diet everyday can help improve the health of all Americans. That’s why in partnership with SUBWAY, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently launched an initiative called +color, focusing on the positive health impact of fruits and vegetables. You can make your life healthier – and longer – just by eating your veggies! Stop into SUBWAY today for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. And make sure you pile on those vegetables!