The recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables are based on a person’s sex, age and physical activity level. To find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day, click here. It is important to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables everyday for good health. they provide important nutrients, including vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber, to name a few. It you eat fruits and veggies in place of high calorie, low nutrient foods, they can help with weight loss or maintanence. Almost half of what you eat each day should be fruits and veggies.