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Why Are Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

By Sara Butler

It’s recommended that you eat several servings of fruits and vegetables each day to stay healthy. Have you ever wondered why you’re encouraged to eat far more fruits and vegetables than any other food group? What benefits can you expect if you eat as many as are recommended? Here are a few good reasons you should include more fruit and veg in your day.

They’re Full of Minerals and Vitamins

There are several key vitamins and minerals your body needs in order to operate optimally and keep you healthy. Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and folate are just a few of the things you’ll find in a serving of fruits and vegetables. They play a vital role in your health and munching down on them is the best way to get them.

They’re Full of Fiber

Fiber isn’t just for your grandparents. It plays an important role in keeping your digestive tract working well and helps you to feel fuller for longer after you eat. Fiber also helps to keep your heart healthy.

They’re Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants and phytochemicals help to reduce systemic inflammation, which can help reduce your risk of developing certain chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Antioxidants help to neutralize the free radicals that are causing damage to the cells in your body each day They keep your body healthy from the inside!

Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

In order to get the most benefits nutritionally, you should select unprocessed whole fruits and vegetables when you can. Seasonally fresh produce that is grown locally is always a good bet since it’ll contain the most nutrients. You can also eat frozen or canned vegetables, just be careful of sodium content when enjoying canned vegetables.

There are also a few other important tips to remember:

  • When you choose juice, select 100 percent juice with no added sugar
  • Select frozen fruits with no sugar added
  • Choose dried fruit when needed, but remember portion control
  • Eat the rainbow when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables

Getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet isn’t difficult. Just remember to have them at every meal and you should be on your way to better health and wellness in no time!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.

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