(BlackDoctor.org) — Why Fruits and Vegetables? Everywhere you turn, no matter what new study or what new scientific research that makes headlines, very few experts disagree about the importance of fruits and vegetables in your diet. But why? What is it about these natural wonders that are so necessary for a healthy body?
There are so many reasons to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables everyday.
Everyone Needs to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
A growing body of research proves that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. In fact, fruits and vegetables should be the foundation of a healthy diet. Most people need to double the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat every day.
Fruits and Vegetables Fight to Protect Your Health
Fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Because of this, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables everyday can help reduce your risk of many different illnesses, including diabetes and various types of cancer.
Fruits and Vegetables Contain Powerful Phytochemicals (fight-o-chemicals)
Fruits and vegetables have many important phytochemicals that help “fight” to protect your health. Phytochemicals are usually related to color. Fruits and vegetables of different colors — green, yellow-orange, red, blue-purple, and white — contain their own combination of phytochemicals and nutrients that work together to promote good health.