Bowl with peppers, limes, an apple, and an orange.

September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month 

by Rachael Savoie, Office Manager

10 Reasons to eat MORE Fruits & Veggies:

  1. Color & Texture: Fruits and veggies add color, texture and appeal to your meals;
  2. Fruits and veggies are nutritious in any form, whether they are fresh, frozen, canned or dried, so they’re always available;
  3. Provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your digestive system happy;
  4. Naturally Low in Calories;
  5. May Reduce Disease Risk: Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers;
  6. Vitamins & Minerals: Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized;
  7. Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety;
  8. Quick, Natural Snack: Fruits and veggies are nature’s treat and easy to grab for a snack;
  9. Phytochemicals (i.e. antioxidants, flavonoids and phytonutrients) is a broad name for a wide variety of compounds produced by plants, which have great effects on human health;
  10. Fruits & Veggies are Nutritious AND Delicious!

 

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