The fundamentals of a healthy diet are fruits and vegetables, but variety is
equally important as quantity.
No lone fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy, therefore, we must eat plenty every day.
It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems.
Moreover, it has a positive effect upon blood sugar, which keeps our appetite in check.
Keep your fruit visible and easy to reach
Place several ready-to-eat washed whole fruits in a bowl or store chopped colorful fruits in a glass bowl in the refrigerator to tempt a sweet tooth.
Variety and color are essential for a healthy diet. On most days, it is recommended to get at least one serving from each of the following categories: dark green leafy vegetables; yellow or orange fruits and vegetables; red fruits and vegetables; legumes (beans) and peas; and citrus fruits.
Choose other vegetables that are packed with different nutrients and more slowly digested carbohydrates.
Try preparing new recipes that include more vegetables. Salads and soups are just a few of many possible ideas for increasing the number of tasty vegetables in your meals.
An ever growing body of research has proven that fruits and vegetables are essential in promoting good health. As a matter of fact, this should be the foundation of a healthy diet. On an average, more than 85% of the human population is in a need to double the amount the amount of Fruits and Vegetables, they eat every day.
It is high time now, we choose the healthier option. After all, as Mahatma Gandhi rightly said: “It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.”