April 2017 Issue

Say “Yes” to Processed Fruits and Vegetables

Canned, frozen and dried products are a nutritious way to get more fruits and veggies.

The USDA recommends adults aim for up to 3 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruits every day, but most of us aren’t eating even half that amount. To increase intake, experts recommend we not only seek out the freshest produce, but also stock our freezers and pantries with frozen, canned and dried options. “We find that consumers who purchase all forms of fruits and vegetables are the ones more likely to be eating higher amounts of these healthful foods overall,” says Elizabeth Pivonka, PhD, RD, President and CEO of the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

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