We should eat three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily. Unfortunately, this advice isn’t always followed. Some people simply don’t like the taste and others prefer processed carbohydrates and meats. Vegetables also take time and preparation. According to the CDC, a whopping 90 percent of Americans don’t eat their daily doses of fruits and veggies.
“Consuming enough fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity,” the CDC team reported.
Study after study supports the effectiveness of fruits and vegetables in preventing diseases, staying trim, and enjoying overall health and wellness. The lack thereof can cause the following problems: