Fruits and vegetables have always been a part of a healthy diet. But how much should we consume on a daily basis? And does it really matter?
According to research published online March 1, 2021 by the journal Circulation and posted on Harvard Health, there are substantial health benefits to eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day versus consuming only 2.
Benefits include lower risks of death from heart disease, stroke, cancer, and respiratory disease such as COPD.
1. Start by adding 1 serving of fruit and 1 serving of vegetables to your daily food intake until you reach the recommended 5 servings a day.
2. Try new fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.
3. Experiment with new recipes that include a variety of vegetables.
4. Enjoy a piece of fruit as a delicious snack between meals.
For the full article from Harvard Health Publishing, click this link: https://www.health.harvard.edu/nutrition/how-many-fruits-and-vegetables-do-we-really-need