The Top 10 Reasons to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

In case you need to be convinced that more fruits and veggies make a wonderful addition to your usual diet, read all about their benefits.

A bowl of mixed greens, including lettuce, arugula, and chicory
A bowl of mixed greens | Photo by Elizabeth Layman
  1. Color and Texture: Fruits and veggies add color, texture, and appeal to your plate.
  2. Convenience: Fruits and veggies are nutritious in any form, including fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, so they’re ready when you are!
  3. Fiber: Fruits and veggies provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your digestive system healthy.
  4. Low in Calories: Fruits and veggies are 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 and Minerals: Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.
  7. Variety: Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety, so there’s always something new to try!
  8. A Quick, Natural Snack: Fruits and veggies are nature’s treat and easy to grab for a snack.
  9. Fun to Eat: Some fruits and veggies crunch; some squirt. Some you peel; some you don’t. Some you can even grow right in your own backyard!
  10. Fruits and Veggies are Nutritious AND Delicious!

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