Celebrate Fruits & Veggies–More Matters Month

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.

Here are the “Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables” according to fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org:

  1. Fruits & Veggies are Nutritious AND Delicious!
  2. Fun to Eat! Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel…some you don’t, and some grow right in your own backyard!
  3. Quick, Natural Snack. Fruits and veggies are nature’s treat and easy to grab for a snack.
  4. Variety. Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety…there’s always something new to try!
  5. Vitamins & Minerals. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.
  6. 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.
  7. Low in Calories. Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories.
  8. Fiber. Fruits and veggies provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your digestive system happy.
  9. Convenience. Fruits and veggies are nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, so they’re ready when you are!
  10. Color & Texture. Fruits and veggies add color, texture…and appeal…to your plate.
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