EN on Foods

August 2015 Issue

Fruit Round-Up

Itís not news that fruits are an important part of a healthy diet. These delicious plant foods are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, in addition to being low in fat and sodium, and modest in calories. Fruit intake has been linked with many benefits, such as reduced risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Thatís why the USDA recommends that women eat 1Ĺ cups of fruit every day and men eat 2 cups per day.

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