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The word is that there are lots of reasons to
eat more fruits and vegetables. You may
already know that fruits and vegetables:
* are low in calories
* are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber
* taste great
But, did you know that:
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables
as part of
* a low-fat,
high-fiber diet may help reduce
And, did you know that:
* Fruits and
vegetables are the original fast
and easy food?
Getting 5 or more servings of fruits and
vegetables a day is important to help you
maintain your health. It's as simple as
counting to five.
Reach for 5
Out of sight means out of mind.
Make fruits and vegetables more
Visible at home and at work:
* Keep a fruit bowl
on the kitchen
Counter, table or at the office.
* Store fruits and vegetables on a
top shelf of the refrigerator
5 Count 'Em Up
What's a serving of fruits and vegetables?
A serving is:
* 1 medium fruit or
1/2 cup of small or cut-up
* 3/4 cup of 100% fruit
* 1/4 cup dried fruit
* 1/2 cup raw or cooked
* 1 cup raw leafy
vegetables (such as
* 1/2 cup cooked beans or
peas (such as lentils, pinto
beans, kidney beans)
Surveys show that most people are already
eating 3 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. So, getting to 5 or
more a day is easier than you think.
Here's how easy it can be to add 2 servings a day. Add a low-fat salad
to lunch and crunch on an apple for a snack, and you've just done it.
The possibilities are endless. Take a minute during the day and count up
how many fruits and vegetables you've had already. Then you can plan for
the other servings during the rest
5 A Day--Right Away
Everyone's hungry, and they want dinner now.
What can you do to help get dinner ready quickly?
*Make vegetables part
of a quick dinner.
Microwave or steam them-it only takes minutes.
*Add fruit-a quick , easy dessert.
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