Why should I eat vegetables and fruits? Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits has many health benefits. They provide many nutrients that are important for good health and some that help protect against heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Choosing nutrient dense vegetables and fruits instead of calorie dense options like sweets, cakes, pies, pastries, chips and high fat crackers, fried foods and rich sauces can be helpful for managing weight.
Tips to keep fresh vegetables and fruits safe to eat:
Becky Varner, MS RD LD
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