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Why is veggies and fruits so important in our diet. this is to annwer a question in a nursing class. please help me with this I need as much inf. as I can gete.

You have come to the right place to learn about the importance of fruits and vegetables! Our website offers numerous links, statistics, and information on the importance of fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet. Check out our Top 10 Reasons To Eat Fruits and Vegetables, how they help to Maintain Weight, as well as current News about fruits and vegetables for reasons they are so important.

There are numerous health benefits to consuming fruits and vegetables! Every year there is new evidence that comes out about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. Therefore, naming all the reasons could take all day! I have listed a few of the most important ones below:

  1. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber which is important to keep you full, keeps digestion normal, and has been linked to decreasing the risk and effects of several diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
  2. Fruits and vegetables contain many of the essential vitamin and minerals that your body cannot produce on its own. This is what makes you feel healthy and energized. 
  3. Replacing your higher-calories foods with fruits and vegetables (which tend to be lower in calories) can lead to a lower calorie intake. This in turn will also decrease the risk of weight gain, which is associated with several diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure.
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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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