Increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables is important as they prevent malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies; they reduce the risk of many cancers, diabetes, and heart disease; and they balance out acids coming from proteins and grains and reduce osteoporosis risk. Also, the higher fiber intake improves blood sugar control, reduces appetite, and increases digestive health.
A lifestyle change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Start with one new habit at a time. When that habit becomes second nature, move on to the next one. A new habit that will benefit you greatly is to add at least two servings of vegetables with each meal. Doing so will provide you with many vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that will fight cancer, destroy free-radicals, and neutralize acid in the body. Now this is one habit worth starting today!