It's not news that many of us continue to consume fewer than two fruit and three vegetable servings each day. To help demonstrate the need to eat more fruits and vegetables, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently joined forces with the Produce for Better Health Foundation to launch the "Fruits & Veggies - More Matters" campaign.
Fruits and vegetables are not only extremely healthy for you, but they are a great asset when losing weight. When you eat more fruits and vegetables, your intake of higher calorie, less healthy foods tends to decrease. Broccoli in your pasta means that you will eat less pasta, and a piece of fruit can replace a cookie for a snack.
Eating more fruits and vegetables is easy when you integrate them into your daily food choices. Here are just a few suggestions:
Make it your goal to eat more fruits and vegetables, and you'll find yourself eating fewer calories, improving your health, and losing weight.
Megan Porter, RD