Fruits and Veggies…do you get enough?

Most people have no idea that is recommended that they consume 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables EVERY single day.  Just by doing so, you could reduce your risk of every chronic disease by one third.

A banana, side salad and some french fries in a day is NOT even close.  According to a study done at UCLA, the most common fruits and vegetables in the American diet are bananas, fresh and frozen potatoes (often eaten as French fries), onions, corn, iceberg lettuce, and tomatoes (as ketchup).  This is pathetic.  I know Pizza and fast food tastes good, but it’s not good for you.

A micro-nutrient rich diet should include servings from each color of fruit and vegetable.  For examples, choices by color include: Red – tomato products, soups, sauces, juices; watermelon, pink grapefruit ; Red/Purple – grapes, berries, plums, pomegranate juice; Orange – carrots, mango, apricot, sweet potato, butternut squash; Orange/Yellow – citrus fruits, papaya, peaches; Yellow/Green – spinach and leafy greens, corn, avocado, green beans; Green – broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, spinach, collard greens; and White/Green – garlic, onions and chives.

There are many great ways to “supplement” your diets, with high quality nutritional products.  It is now recommended that we do so, due to lack of availability, busy schedules and poor cooking methods.  You should still try to consume as many fruits and vegetables as you can, even if you are taking supplements.

Also, be sure to drink plenty of water, exercise, think positive and get a good night sleep every night.  If you make these changes consistently, you can greatly improve your health and longevity.

To you health and success,

Tara Wilson sig

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