Why Fruits and Vegetables are So Important

Vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients are found in fruits and vegetables and play a vital role in most metabolic processes. In order for the human body to function at optimal levels, one needs an amble supply of preferably organic, non-gmo fruit and vegetables. The concentration more of the vegetables as opposed to the fruit. Vegetables provide many health benefits  and are likely to reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. In addition, most vegetables are low in fat and calories and none contain cholesterol. Nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C are in vegetables helping maintain blood pressure, blood cholesterol, form red blood cells, keep our skin, hair, nails healthy, help protect against infections, and aid in iron absorption.

Consuming vegetables and fruit on a daily basis may actually reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and lead to consuming less unhealthy food choices. Vegetables and fruit can fill you up and beneficial for appetite control. Incorporating foods that make you feel full is extremely helpful to reach your weight loss and weight management goals.

Eating an apple approximately a half hour to an hour before a meal will fill you up because of the fiber and water from the apple, so you’ll eat less. Eating steamed, sautéed vegetables with your protein is key for reaching optimal health and maintaining one’s weight.

Feeling hungry? Grab for the veggies and fruit.

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