Did you know it took a ruling by the Supreme Court in 1983 to make the tomato, which is actually a fruit, a vegetable? Tomato or tomatoe, what’s important is to get your fill of both.
To help jump-start your intake, mark your calendar in September to celebrate Fruits & Veggies–More Matters Month. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure, reduce heart risk and stroke and prevent some types of cancer. It is recommended that you eat five servings (one-half cup) of fruits or vegetables each day.
- Fruits & Veggies are Nutritious AND Delicious!
- Fun to Eat! Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel…some you don’t, and some grow right in your own backyard!
- Quick, Natural Snack. Fruits and veggies are nature’s treat and easy to grab for a snack.
- Variety. Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety…there’s always something new to try!
- Vitamins & Minerals. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.
- May Reduce Disease Risk. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
- Low in Calories. Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories.
- Fiber. Fruits and veggies provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your digestive system happy.
- Convenience. Fruits and veggies are nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, so they’re ready when you are!
- Color & Texture. Fruits and veggies add color, texture…and appeal…to your plate.