Learn why nutritionists say that your mother was right when she told you that fruits and vegetables were good for you! Also, pick up a few savvy tips on how you can include enough fruit and vegetables each day to stay in the glow of good health
Fruit and vegetables - you see them every day in the wet market, supermarket, hawker stalls or on your plate. Sometimes you eat them and at other times, you ignore them. You rarely pay them much attention. Before you dismiss them as boring, cheap and everyday food, take a few minutes to understand the benefits of eating more fruit and vegetables. Here are some fascinating things that you may not have known about their wholesome goodness.
Fruit and vegetables are naturally low in energy, fat, and salt. They are also wonderful sources of fibre and many vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals - natural components in fruit and vegetables that offer health benefits beyond nutrition.
While fresh whole fruit and vegetables definitely have the nutrient edge, other options such as frozen, dried or canned can add variety to your diet. Read on for some tips on these options:
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This article was last reviewed on
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