We've all been told that fruits and vegetables are healthy, and that we should eat more of them. But why is this? Sure, they've got vitamins and nutrients that are good for us. But what is the actual effect of eating more? Let's look at some of the benefits.
Reduce Risk of Disease
Scientific studies have show that a diet high in fruits and vegetables reduces a person's risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes. Eating too few fruits and vegetables increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and kidney stones.
Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, so they make for a great snack if you're trying to watch your weight. One serving of just about any fruit or vegetable is under 100 calories!
Overall, you'll just feel better when you eat a proper amount of fruits and vegetables. If you aren't in the habit of doing so, now is a great time to start! Gradually add them into your meals and reduce the amount of starch and sugar that you eat. Within a few weeks, you should start to notice the difference.