Why You Should Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Why You Should Eat Fruits and Vegetables [flickr.com by miss kim]

The recommended daily serving of eating fruits and veggies in a day is five servings. But why should we eat fruits and vegetables?

According to scientific studies, fresh fruits and vegetables are "fat free, low in salt and an excellent source of fiber." Likewise, fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients. Bananas and spinach, for example, are both rich in potassium which is necessary for proper nerve and muscle functioning.

In addition to that, fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients and antioxidant. The former helps in protecting our organs and the latter protects our bodies from free radicals which are deleterious to our cellular membranes.

I am fortunate to live in a place where fruits and vegetables are readily available. Banana is not really my favorite fruit, although we have a small farm planted with bananas. Ampalaya or bitter melon is one of my favorite vegetables. My favorite ampalaya dish is salad. I know it's bitter but I consider it as an appetizer. How about you, what are your favorite fruits and vegetables? And how often do you eat them?

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4 comments:

DrBurst said...

Do you think one can eat to much. I'm a vegan and my parent whine that I only eat Fruits and Vegetables (When was bread a Vegetable...). What do you think?

Jane Jane said...

@DrBurst...Well, it will always lead to the old adage: too much of something is bad enough.

Ty for dropping by.

schizoshrink said...

but im not a fan of veggies..

Jane Jane said...

@schizoshrink...awww, at least you eat veggies.?.
Ty for dropping by.

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