From an article entitled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs”.
- Ensure that your carbohydrate intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Exception: workout and post-workout drinks and meals.
- What counts as vegetables?
I smile while writing this because I know how this may sound, but to get all the carbs I require to bulk up from spinach, peas, broccoli, carrots, and fruit and so forth is a real daunting task.
Another point about vegetables is that if the word is defined as ‘of plant origin’ then that would include grain products and thus oats, spaghetti, rice and potatoes would fit.
Regarding beans and lentils, they have a high carb and protein content so they do not fit with the ‘typical’ definition of vegetable.
So, in the spirit of the above quoted statement, how is the word vegetable defined?
- Does the statement then apply only to a specific kind of diet goal? If so, which?