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Have You Had Your Apple Today?


Posted by tamara h.

The old saying goes, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", and this most certainly does ring true in reality. Nutritionists and doctors alike would be practically put out of business if people would be obedient to the food pyramid and eat their fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Experts recommend an intake of 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies daily, and to the average busy American, this may seem like a lot! We have no problem filling our diet with carbohydrates, but today is the day to turn that around and get our fill from the garden instead. Eating 5-9 servings is actually quite easy once you allow yourself to get into the habit. 100% fruit juice is a great place to start if you have no direction when it comes to healthy eating. Many fast food restaurants now offer fruit cups and salad as an alternative to fries at no additional cost. Lastly, fresh food is CHEAPER than frozen and processed foods, saving you money at the grocery store! Eating fruits and veggies on a daily basis reduces your risk significantly for diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. So say goodbye to the pizza and say hello to the path of healthy eating!
 
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I agree completely. We?ve all seen the food pyramid and heard it a zillion times a day. Eating our daily allowance of fruits and veggies has been stressed to the point we should be brainwashed by now. Still it's estimated that 90% of us still aren'nt eating as much of these incredible foods as we should. They are still the best way to get enough fiber, help us maintain our weight, avoid heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. They contain the vitamins and antioxidants that we need to survive. I'm not sure how much more encouragement we need to take this simple step to protect our health. But it's one of the easiest ways to take care of ourselves. So go eat your brussels sprouts.
As Mary said, we should be brainwashed, but yet most people still don't eat enough fruits and veggies. I know I don't get enough fruits and veggies, but I also don't eat junk food - mainly carbs.
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