Veg Out with the Recommended Amount of Vegetables
Garden-fresh foods are great for our health, but the average American eats only one to two servings of fruits and vegetables per day – instead of the recommended seven to nine daily servings.
Research shows many essential nutrients in fresh produce protect against cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, as well as helping to curb weight gain. Fresh produce also contains phytochemicals, which are powerful food factors that have a positive impact on health. Brightly colored produce contains the most phytochemicals, so look for yellow, orange, red, green and purple produce.
This time of year, we recommend carrots, snow peas, collard greens and all of the other seasonal produce.