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: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN, is the President and CEO of the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation. At PBH, she guides the Foundation’s efforts to advance the overall effort of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.Read Her Full Bio