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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...

~Veggies provide minerals, vitamins, and phytochemcials, which fight diseases.  Typically, you should eat five serving of fresh vegetables each day.  Certain veggies have specific health benefits.  Potatoes, corn, peas, and squash are starchy, so they provide more calories than veggies that have a lot of water. Artichoke Hearts In the center of an artichoke, there...

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...

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating canned vegetables can be just as beneficial to your health as eating fresh vegetables. Canned vegetables are a great option for increasing your daily vegetable consumption. They’re inexpensive to buy, easy to store, and last much longer than fresh produce. And once cooked, most fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables...

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...

We all know that vegetables are an essential part of keeping us healthy, but try to explain that to a four year old who is convinced that the broccoli on his plate is a punishment. The veggie wars usually start from the time parents begin to introduce foods into the diets of their little ones until much later when those same children realize the benefits of eating these...

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...

You have probably heard about false memories before – ideas or fake events that are planted into a patients mind that they actually believe later really are true. While the idea of lying and planting false memories into someone on purpose sounds innately wrong, what about if it is to a child who refuses to eat vegetables? It is no secret that children more and more...

~Roughage is typically a dietary fiber.  Fiber is produced from plant-based foods that are not digestible.  A high fiber diet is important because it helps you maintain your weight.  Typically, for every 1,000 calories in your diet, you should consume 14 grams of fiber. Vegetable Roughage Considerations Many vegetables have a high amount of insoluble fiber.  Because...

~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...

Certain vegetables can be eaten for their cancer preventive compounds.  The everyday vegetables broccoli sprouts and cabbage have been shown effective against certain types of cancers.  The food supplement garlic can be an effective compound that helps to ward off cancer cells.  Be sure to share these important nutrition tips with your social media friends and family. Using...

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...

According to an article mentioned on WebMD in 2006, a study which was taken at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, shows that perhaps eating our veggies may help to retard mental deterioration as we age. The study started in 1993 and ended in 2002. This particular study had both Black and Caucasians from Chicago over the age of 65 take a survey of the vegetables...