Our mothers were right when they told us to eat our fruits and vegetables. They are full of important vitamins and minerals. Additionally, they are high in fiber and water, which makes them helpful as part of a weight management program because they are filling. Consuming recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables has been associated with lower risk for some diseases including heart diseases and some cancers. Click here to read more about the benefits of fruits and vegetables in our diet. By the way, most adults, depending on age and activity level, need at least 7 servings a day, up to 13 a day. You can see how many servings are recommended for you by clicking here.