Why does everyone keep saying to eat more fruits and veggies? Because the benefits keep coming!!!
Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who ate five servings of fruits and veggies a day lived three years longer than those who did not get their greens in.
This same study found that if someone ate only four servings they lost a month off of their lifespan - the fewer the serving the more time lost. Those who only ate one or less serving lost almost a year and a half.
In addition to adding years to one's life - consuming more fruits and vegetables can lower ones risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants which help to keep our bodies healthy at a cellular level - which means better immunity, more energy, and skin that glows!!!
If there are so many benefits - why do less than 14% of Americans eat enough?
That's the question...
Are you a part of that 14% or do you need to step up your veggie game?
If you need more convincing read the articles listed below, but we think it is fair to say there are enough reasons to always ADD MORE VEGGIES!
When in doubt EAT MORE... now when do you hear that?!