No (other than how we may cook them, like french fries and onion rings). Our children at the dinner table may not think so but a diet high in vegetables has always been considered a key component to good health and staying slim. However, dietitians are becoming increasingly aware that the quantity consumed and the preparation technique can negate or even reverse some of the positive effects of eating vegetables. This means that if you’re adding to your vegetables other foods/dressings that are high in fat such as cheeses, creamy sauces, etc., this adds taste but unwanted calories that may affect weight control. Most people consider salads to be a healthy alternative at lunch but then proceed to drown the vegetables in high-calorie salad dressings. For people who suffer from Crohn’s disease or Irritable Bowel Disease, vegetables, which are typically high in fiber, may exacerbate the condition. However, if you are healthy and of digestive track disorders, most vegetables are high in fiber and vitamins which is part of any well-balanced diet.

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