May 2016 Issue

Easy Ways to Meet Your Fruit and Vegetable Goal

We’re not eating enough health-protective plant foods, but adding them to more dishes and meals may boost your intake; here’s how.

Not enough people are reaping the health benefits of produce consumption. Only 13 percent of people in the U.S. are eating enough fruit—1.5 to 2 cups daily—according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The news is worse for vegetables: Just nine percent of the nation is consuming enough vegetables to meet the two-to-three-cup daily recommendation.

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