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Healthy Eats in Palm Beach County

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 10:09pm.

A healthy lifestyle is crucial to a long and healthy life. Developing healthy eating habits is not as baffling or as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes and limit highly processed food. Most people in Palm Beach County strive to have a healthy lifestyle.

Vegetarian diets are low in cholesterol, saturated fats, high in fiber and folate, with zero animal protein.  It has been studied that in western countries most vegetarians live longer than most non-vegetarians live. They have substantially reduced risks for heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and reduced risks for such cancers, particularly lung cancer and colon cancer.

Not all vegetarians eat clean.  Many replace protein with high fat cheeses and junk food.   After all, there is no meat in brownies, chips and ice cream.  One can easily consume copious quantities of sugar, carbohydrates and fats. If meat proteins are not substituted with good nutritional choices, it can lead to national deficiencies.

Palm Beach County has several well-known vegetarian restaurants. Perhaps you will try one soon.

 3 Natives, 2216 US-1, Juno Beach, FL 33408 and two other locations, offer cold press juices, bowls with organic acai and granola and topped with the freshest organic fruit (we aim to source locally). Open Monday through Saturday.

Nature’s  Way, 11911 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach is a local staple and has other locations in Palm Beach County. Open Monday through Saturday.

Green Garden Café, 11911 U.S. Hwy 1 N #103, Local cafe serving health-focused sandwiches, salads & smoothies for breakfast & lunch. Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Christopher’s Kitchen, 4783 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens is open daily from 11:00am-3:00pm.

Darbster, 8020 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, open 10:30am -3:00pm and reopens 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Whether vegetarian or not,  your diet should be low n saturated fats, cholesterol and full of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources.  The absence of meat, chicken, or fish proteins is not enough to make a healthy diet.

Check out some of the tasty vegetarian restaurants in Palm Beach County.

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