Few Get Enough Fruits & Veggies

Few Get Enough Fruits & Veggies Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet? According to a story published by HealthDay online, fewer than 10% of Americans consume the 2 to 6-1/2 cups recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture per day. Another way to measure this amount is to cover half your plate with fruits and vegetables. One cup of raw vegetables is considered a full serving, but it only takes half a cup of cooked veggies to equal that same serving size.

True Strength Moment: These carbohydrate-rich foods provide physical and mental energy along with dietary fiber and a wide range of nutrients including calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, all the vitamins and the phytonutrients that give fruits and vegetables color. The article says not to worry too much about choosing between fresh, frozen and canned. They're all good for you! See what Cornell University researchers think about diet and willpower by reading today's ABB Performance Blog.
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