Top Reasons to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

August 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating more fruits and vegetables than any other food group. Below are some reasons to eat more fruits and veggies.

  • Color and Texture. Fruits and veggies add color, texture and appeal to your plate.
  • Convenience. Fruits and veggies are nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100 percent juice, so they’re ready when you are.
  • Fiber. Fruits and veggies provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your digestive system happy.
  • Low in Calories. Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories.
  • May Reduce Disease Risk. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers.
  • Vitamins and Minerals. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.

Source: National Health Information Center and Produce for Better Health Foundation

Entry filed under: Managing your health, Nutrition.

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