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Fruits and vegetables eaten each day can help you to live longer.  Research studies have determined that adding at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables significantly reduces your risk of disease.  There seems to be a limit on the effects of these food groups, however.  Five servings a day of each food group seems to be the baseline for positive effect. ...

A large research study has determined that eating a number of portions of vegetables and fruits a day can help you lower your risk of death.  A diet that has at least seven portions of vegetables and fruits can help to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, for example. Research Study in England From 2001 Through 2003 The direct correlation between eating seven...

Over the last decade, the CDC has increased their efforts to get Americans to eat more fruits and veggies—especially America’s youth. A recent report shows that whole fruit consumption is up and juice drinking is down, but nobody is showing any interest in eating any more veggies than before. In a survey conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination among...

Your fruits and vegetables have their own shelf life.  How old your produce is and how you have stored it can determine the amount of nutritional value left in your fruits and vegetables.  Age tends to deplete your foods, since fruits and vegetables have a certain amount of time that you can safely eat them.  Your method of storage can effect the amount and types of...

Despite all news items, health awareness, talk shows, diet infomercials and more, instead of becoming more health conscious, Americans are simply not eating enough fruits and veggies. A report released by CDC shows that all states in the country actually have a lower intake of fruits and vegetables than recommended. Only33 percent of people eat enough fruit and only 27...

We’ve all heard about how fruits and vegetables can have a wealth of health benefits, but did you know that eating more of these foods could decrease your chances of suffering a stroke? According to research, people who eat more than five servings of fruits and vegetables every day have a lower risk of developing a stroke. In fact, people who eat these foods are...

Why Aren’t Americans Eating Their Fruits and Veggies It’s not a surprise that Americans are not eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables that’s indicated on the food pyramid. This phenomenon has been going on for decades. Are Americans just renegades when it comes to their health or is it something else? Well, today we are going to go over the tips of how...

~Most fruits and veggies still keeps their nutrients after they spoil.  However, if you plan to serve your friends and family a hearty meal, you must store your produce properly to prevent spoilage.  They may not eat your fancy meal if the food does not look delicious. At some point, your fruits and veggies will emit foul odors.  When this happens, your produce has...

Did you know that less than 1/3 of all U.S. adults consume enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis?  In fact it is reported, in an article on the WebMD site, that not one state  meets the recommended goals for the appropriate consumption of fruits and vegetables; Washington D.C. doesn’t either. On a daily basis, it is recommended that adults must eat at...

Studies conducted show fresh cut fruit may keep its vitamins. Great effort has gone into finding out this detail, but as always, Mother Nature is way in front of any study. Fruit naturally starts to fade away when exposed to air. If fruits and vegetables are removed from life giving resources, water being one, they cannot sustain.  Nevertheless, for a short time fruits...

Become A Part of the Healthy Change for the U.S. America has been a country known to make unhealthy decisions when it comes to choosing foods. It is not the simple things like greasy foods, but the big fact that people still prefer to skip very important parts of the food pyramid. People in the U.S. are not getting enough fruit and vegetables in their diet to break...

As a child, your parents told you to eat your vegetables. Sometimes they would even say, “You cannot have dessert unless you eat your vegetables first.” Oh, Man! This made you upset when that phrase was said, but you did not know then why you were told to eat those green, yellow and even orange foods on your plate. Now, as an adult you know that vegetables and fruits...