5 Servings of Fruit and Vegetables a Day

5 Servings of Fruit and Vegetables a Day

 

 Eating 5 fruits and veggies per day has proven: to ward off heart disease, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer and strokes, and even guard against vision loss. Additionally, the indigestible fiber in many fruits and veggies helps improve colon health.

 Tricks to help you eat 5 servings per day:

  • Try to keep fruits and veggies in the open where you can see them, or in the front of the fridge.
  • Browse the produce aisle and pick up something new and go on a culinary adventure. 
  •  Make your meals balanced by including at least one fruit or veggie in each one.
  • Steer clear of counting potatoes as one of your five; they are more starch than veggie and don’t have many of the same health benefits, especially if they’re fried.

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