Why Eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables A Day?

December 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Education

Fruits and vegetables are natural fast foods. Research has shown that eating “5-A-Day” reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. Cancer, heart disease, and stroke are the three leading causes of death in this country. All 3 diseases are related to diets high in fat and not enough fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables are:
• A great way to lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other illnesses.
• A tasty, low-fat, low-salt snack.
• High in vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and fiber.
• Easy and quick to take on the road or eat at home.

Tags: Dietary fiber, food, Nutrition, diets, Vitamin, Healthy diet

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