WHY we should eat our Fruits & Veggies

We all know that we’re supposed to eat our fruits and veggies. They are supposed to be better for you. But why? Here are a few things that you don’t necessarily see on the surface as you snack on those grapes or enjoy your peas and carrots

Fruits are low in fat, calories, and sodium. Many fruits, especially citrus fruits, are high in Vitamin C. Not only will not get scurvy with your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C, you will be doing your body a favor because it helps repair body tissue, heal cuts, and keeps teeth and gums healthy.

The healthiest part about vegetables are that they are naturally low in fat and in calories. Much like bananas, there are many vegetables that are high in Potassium which helps with our blood pressure. Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 1 in every 3 adults according to the CDC. Eating more veggies with Potassium can help keep you from adding to that number. Many vegetables come with a good dose of fiber. This helps regulate our digestive track and makes sure the food we do digest keeps moving through our system with no problems!

With as much processed food and drink as we eat in this day and age, eating natural grown food with no additives gives us the opportunity to digest something that we are naturally meant to.

We hope this now gives you some “why” behind the “what” of eating your fruits and vegetables. Please continue to join us on Facebook and Twitter for more on National Nutrition Month!