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Fruits and Vegetables
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." You've likely heard this statement since childhood. Research shows why it is good advice:
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- Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of
cancer and other chronic diseases.
- Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals,
fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.
- Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and
Check out Fruits & Veggies Matter for tips,
recipes, and more! You can find easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables
into your daily eating patterns. Visit the fruit and vegetable of the
month pages to find seasonal fruits and vegetables, preparation tips, and
- In addition, you can find many new ideas in our
recipe database. The
database enables you to find exciting fruit and vegetable recipes that fit
your needs. Searching by meal, by ingredient, or by cooking needs is easy.
Not sure how many fruits and vegetables you should be eating each day?
Fruits & Veggies Matter's fruit and vegetable
calculator. Here you can calculate your fruit and vegetable
recommendations based on your calorie needs for your age, sex, and
activity level. This site also has helpful tips and photographs of 1/2 cup
and 1 cup fruit and vegetable examples.
You can also visit MyPyramid.gov to
find more information about vegetable sub-groups and tips and ideas for
fitting healthy foods into into an overall eating plan.
Curious as to whether fruits and vegetables can help you manage your
- Take a look at this How to Use Fruits and
Vegetables to Help Manage your Weight brochure and learn about fruits
and vegetables and their role in your weight management plan. Tips to cut
calories by substituting fruits and vegetables are included with
meal-by-meal examples. You will also find snack ideas that are 100
calories or less. With these helpful tips, you will soon be on your way to
adding more fruits and vegetables into your healthy eating plan.
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