Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables

So much has been said about the immense benefits of fruits and vegetables, but despite that, the consumption of these essential foods remains very poor.

In this short write up, I’d like to emphasize more on the immense benefits of fruits and vegetables in our diets. It is a must add.

If your fridge looks like this, you’ll live healthier!

Fruits & vegetables contain vitamins & minerals that keep you healthy, vibrant & protected from many diseases. Eating them should be a crucial part of your daily meal in this existence.

Beyond making fruits & vegetables a vital part of your diet, make them a vital part of your life. There’s so much to gain; vitamins A, C & E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, folic acid used to make blood, & a lot more.

Make your stomach a fruits & vegetables basket. Fruits & veggies are low in fat, salt & sugar, & give you high quality dietary fibre.

Whether you’re fighting;
Obesity
Stroke
Cancer
Diabetes
Heart disease
high cholesterol
high blood pressure, OR
you just want to glow your skin & live healthy, fruits & veggies can help.

For those who like to measure, aim to eat at least 5 serves of vegetables & 2 serves of fruits every day.
1 serve of vegetables is about 1 cup of raw salad vegetables or 1/2 cup of cooked salad.
While 1 serve of fruit is 1 medium piece or 2 small pieces.

Whether it’s;

  1. Pineapple
  2. Watermelon
  3. Cucumber
  4. Mango
  5. Apple
  6. Berries
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Oranges
  9. Carrots
  10. Grapes
  11. Cabbage

whichever you can lay hands on, in season or out of season, make sure you eat them every day. Together with eating a well-balanced, regular diet & living a healthy, active lifestyle, one of the best investments you’ll ever make for your life & family is to eat fruits & vegetables every day.

Don’t let any 24-hour period elapse without you eating a fruit.
Start today!

Drop any questions you have in the comment box and I’d make out time to answer them.

Authors

  • Nwonye Brian Chidiebube attended the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH in Ituku Ozalla, Enugu State, Nigeria.

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