FAQ#5: Ask The Expert
What can adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet do to help you?
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. See our Top 10 reasons for eating fruits and vegetables. Since most individuals do not meet current recommendations for fruits and vegetables, we encourage eating ‘more’. See easy ways to include more in your diet.
Fruit & Veggie Database
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Key Nutrients in Fruits & Veggies