Mothers have always nagged their kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, less than 25% of Americans heed their mother’s advice and consume the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. The benefits of eating fruits and vegetables are numerous and include a reduced risk of chronic diseases, like stroke, heart disease, and certain cancers. They can also help you lose or maintain your weight by acting as low-calorie fillers that reduce your appetite.
But if we won’t follow our mothers’ advice, what can we do? (Read more…)