- They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that are important for good health.
- Compared to people who eat only small amounts, those who eat more generous amounts of fruits and veggies as part of a healthy diet are more likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. These diseases include stroke, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, perhaps heart disease and high blood pressure.
- Most fruits and veggies are naturally low in fat and calories, so substituting them for high-calorie foods can be a calorie-reducing strategy. To learn more about their role in weight management, visit How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight.
Exercise + Nutrition = Health
Health = Wealth