Vegetables and Fruit are an excellent source of carbohydrates and aid in disease prevention.

Benefits of Eating More Fruits & Veggies

  • Vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, and variety is as important as quantity.
  • No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. Eat plenty everyday
  • A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure
  • Reduce risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Prevent some types of cancer
  • Lower risk of eye and digestive problems
  • Have a positive effect upon blood sugar which can help keep appetite in check.

Eat a variety of types and colors of produce in order to give your body the mix of nutrients it needs. Try dark leafy greens; brightly colored red, yellow and orange vegetables and fruits; and cooked tomatoes.

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Tips For Eating More Fruits & Veggies

      1. Keep fruit where you can see it – you’ll be more likely to eat it.
      2. Explore the produce aisle and choose something new – Variety is the key to a healthy diet.
      3. Skip the potatoes – Choose other vegetables that are packed with more nutrients and more slowly digested carbohydrates.
      4. Make it a meal – Try cooking new recipes that include more vegetables. Salads and stir fries are two ideas for getting tasty vegetables on your plate.

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