Although a big salad or green smoothie might feel like the healthiest meal of all time, there are a few instances in which veggies aren't your best friend. In fact, the surprising times you shouldn't eat vegetables might come as news to even the most dedicated health nuts. Every once in a while, it's actually better to pass on that plate of broccoli.
For the most part, veggies are seriously healthy, and nothing is about to change that. "A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check," according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. No nutritionist worth their kale will argue against the health benefits of vegetables. Outside of obvious reasons to avoid vegetables, such as contamination scares, most people could benefit from more leafy greens in their diet (myself included).
But there are a few scenarios, health concerns, or even social situations that might make certain veggies less than palatable. Read on to learn about the times it's wise to skip the crudités.