Everybody knows that fruits and vegetables are the staples of a good diet. But many of us wind up skimping on our produce intake when we are busy and on-the-go. Why is it so difficult to incorporate a balanced produce intake into our daily diets? Today we are going to look at how to eat healthy, by stressing the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.
How Much Produce Should I Eat?
Everyone’s body is different, and what works for one person won’t work perfectly for another. However, U.S. dietary guidelines recommend eating between 1-1/2 to 2 cups of fruit per day and between 2 to 2-1/2 cups of vegetables. Many people are not eating as much produce as they should – and eating enough produce is crucial to a healthy diet.
Health Benefits of Produce
Eating enough produce supports your body function is many different ways. Some examples of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables are:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease
- Lowers blood sugar
- Vitamins and minerals
- Increases energy levels
Are you worried about your fruit and vegetable intake? Are you always on the go and think that you could do a lot better with incorporating fresh produce into your diet? Try Fitness Kitchen. We are always cooking up delicious meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables. Try it today!