National Eat Your Vegetable Day is celebrated every year on the 17th of June. The day is celebrated to create awareness among the people about the nutrition benefits which are present in the vegetable. Each vegetable has a unique nutrition content in it and by consuming the vegetables you get nutrition enrichment. This day is created to create awareness and to make people consume more vegetables than meat.
“By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.” – David H. Murdock
History of National Eat Your Vegetables Day
The exact origin and creator of National Eat Your Vegetables Day are not known. The history of Vegetables starts with the history of mankind. Humans started consuming vegetables in the ancient period and the nutrition benefits are highly appreciated by them. After traveling more to get the specific vegetables, they started planting vegetables in their own backyard. They bought lands to cultivate and planted trees and crops in it. The first trading started with the vegetables. People started buying vegetables from others in return for their crops/vegetables.
Nowadays, Organic vegetables are cultivated rarely and many started using artificial fertilizers. Organic vegetables contain more nutrition enrichments which are lagging in artificially fertilized vegetables. Vegetables play an important role in the human era. The consumption of meat nowadays is more than consuming vegetables. Vegetable nutrition can reduce heart disease and decrease the loss the bones as well. Diabetes can be controlled and vegetables are being the suggestion by doctors for most heart diseases.
Other Celebrations on June 17
June 17 is also celebrated as
- World Tessellation Day
- National Apple Strudel Day
- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
- National Flip Flop Day
How to Celebrate National Eat Your Vegetables Day
Eat Your Vegetable Day can be celebrated by buying fresh vegetables from the local market and cooking varieties of dishes with the vegetables. Invite your friends and family and treat them to this meat-free meal and tell them about the nutrition benefits of consuming vegetables. You can also go to the nearest vegetarian restaurant and order some vegetable enriched dishes and consume it. Share your experience about this day on social forums with the hashtag #HappyNationalEatYourVegetablesDay.
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