Mama always told us to eat our vegetables so we could grow big and strong! The only problem is that Mama may have been overcooking them, feeding us slimy spinach void of nutrients. Yuck! Steaming your veggies is a great way to softly cook them without destroying the nutrients. To really maximize the health benefits of eating fresh vegetables, try eating them raw. If you suffer from digestive issues and can’t handle raw food, try chopping up the vegetables and chewing them thoroughly. If you own a juicer, have fun creating different juices to sip on during the day. Juicing is a great way to easily digest the nutrients from both fruits and vegetables. I love to blend kale, celery, spinach, and apples together.