Consuming fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk for heart diseases, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. That is, those who consumed higher amounts of fruits and vegetables had decreased risk for chronic diseases. Click here to see other reasons for eating fruits and vegetables. Since most individuals do not meet current recommendations for fruits and vegetables, we encourage eating ‘more’. To see easy ways to include more in your diet, click here.
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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.Read Her Full Bio