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An Apple a Day! (or Oranges, Vegetables and Grapes)

Our food is getting farther away from nature no matter where you look. Grocery store shelves are filled with processed foods with preservatives and additives that are hard to pronounce. When we are not buying food at the store, it is a cheeseburger, Pizza and fries for dinner.
It is troubling when you think about the effect this type of diet can have on your health. Little wonder obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other metabolic diseases have increased steadily over the last few years.
You can start bringing your diet more in line with nature, which means eating more fruits and vegetables. Here are some top reasons thatʼs a great idea!
Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals. You wonʼt find a better nutritional source than fruits and veggies, which are packed with vitamins A, C and E, as well as magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and folic acid.
You get to enjoy a variety of flavours and textures plant-based foods let you get creative in the kitchen. That allows you to try either solid or mild flavours with all their unique and exciting flavours. For sweet flavours like pineapple, grapes or plums are excellent, while lemons and grapefruits are sourer.
Consume lots of fibre. Most fruits and vegetables have plenty of fibre to fill you up and boost gut health, but some have more than others. Fibre-rich vegetables include artichokes, green peas, broccoli and cauliflower. High-fibre fruits include raspberries, pears, apples and pumpkin.
On average, fruits and especially vegetables are very low in calories and fat, so you can eat more to keep you feeling full without worrying about extra calories or fat. You can save more than 200 calories by eating half a cup of grapes to protect against cancer and other diseases. Many vegetables and fruits contain phytochemicals, biologically active substances that can help protect against some diseases. By adding them to your diet, you can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.
Fruits and vegetables help you maintain good health. Because they are low in saturated fat, salt and sugar, fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced diet that can help you lose weight or prevent weight gain.
Fresh fruits and veggies contain only trace amounts of sodium.Many people think that celery is high in sodium, but one stalk includes a mere 30mg, which contributes 1 per cent to the recommended daily value. Cholesterol doesnʼt exist in fruits and veggies at all. Fruits are convenient, quick and easy. Unlike granola bars or crackers, many fruits and vegetables donʼt need any packaging. So you can quickly grab a banana or an apple as you head out the door.
Finally Smoothies! If you have a blender, you need fruit and ice to whip up a delicious smoothie using all your favourite flavours.
Enjoying fruits and vegetables is a great way to improve your health and enjoy what you eat. While it may take creativity, effort and an open mind to try new things, switching to a diet with more fruits and veggies are worth it!
Eating more fruit is an excellent way to improve overall health and reduce disease risk.
Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals and are high in fibre. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids.