As spring unfolds across the country, many people will begin incorporating fresh vegetables in their diets. Additionally, many gardens will be planted. It’s always so fulfilling to enjoy watching them grow, and of course harvesting the fruits of our labor.
Fruits and vegetables offer so many health benefits.
- Eating fruit is thought to protect lungs from damage and help decrease asthma symptoms.
- Eating two or more servings per day of green leafy vegetables can increase mental focus.
- Fruits and vegetables are also full of fiber, which will keep your digestive track healthier.
- Lycopene, which is found in tomatoes, and beta carotene which is found in leafy green veggies will help make your skin look younger.
- These same green and yellow vegetables will reduce the risk for macular degeneration.
- Vegetables and fruits are a mainstay in the Mediterranean diet, which may protect against high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Leafy greens are also full of Vitamin K, which helps to reduce bone loss.
Clearly there are many reasons to eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables. In the next few posts, I’ll share tips for insuring you have the freshest produce possible and delicious recipes for your family.