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We have all heard this line before, “Eat your vegetable” I image it was your mother making the statement. Hell I have been guilty of telling all my kids this, but why? Because it was healthy? Yes, but what was healthy about it?

Well the CDC has come out with some resources that can help you understand why it is health to eat those vegetables, and yes they even mean Lima Beans!!!

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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:

·         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 are filling.

Not sure how many fruits and vegetables you should be eating each day?

·         Visit the 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.

·         Ever wondered what counted as ½ a cup of grapes or celery without counting? Visit: What Counts as a Cup? This visual example of what counts as a cup helps simplify the answer.

·         Want to know how much you need of each food group; including fruits and vegetables? Visit: MyPlate Daily Food PlanDescription: External Web Site Iconto find out and receive a customized Daily Food Plan.

Curious as to whether fruits and vegetables can help you manage your weight?

·         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.

 

Source: CDC

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Informational Links

 

·         CDC Guide to Strategies to Increase the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Description: Adobe PDF file [2.06 MB]

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·         The State Indicator Report on Fruits & Vegetables, 2013 Description: Adobe PDF file [4.5 MB]

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·         Nutrition for Everyone