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Why is the consumption of fruits and vegetables so important?

Fruits and vegetables are essential for good health. They provide nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals in significant quantities. Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories and fat, so can help to prevent weight gain. Eating fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet may help to prevent several chronic diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer. They are colorful, delicious and add a variety of flavors and textures to the diet. Click here to find the nutrients in the fruits and vegetables in our database, and here to see how much you should be eating every day.

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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.
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