What's the benefit of eating more fruits and vegetables?
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Health benefits of fruit and vegetables are from additive and synergistic combinations of phytochemicals

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I was not too surprised to se that eating whole foods is more beneficial to your health than just injecting nutrients and phytochemicals found in the food. Basically if you wanted to get the nutrition from an apple, you would have to consume an arrangement of multiple vitamin supplements; there are many beneficial phytochemicals in each fruit or vegetable! If you want to be healthy by taking in vitamins, don't take shortcuts! There is a plethera of vitamins in a healthy arrangement of fruitd and vegetables, more so than in an arrangement of supplements.

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Health benefits of vegetables and fruits - by Eileen Eva - Helium

Health benefits of vegetables and fruits - by Eileen Eva - Helium | What's the benefit of eating more fruits and vegetables? | Scoop.it
Besides serving as the basic source of nutrition for vegans and herbivorous animals, vegetables and fruits hold many health benefits.
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Eating fruits and vegetables has many valuable benefits, such as preventing diseases and aidind weight loss. I was surprised to read that fruits and vegetables should make up around 1/3 of the food you eat! After taking the benefits of fruits and veggies into consideration, I understood why they should make up such a large part of one's diet. The main reason I was surprised was because I know not many people meet this requirement of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, but at least no one I know has scurvy! This article has motivated me to increase my intake of fruits and vegetables because I know that they can be very beneficial and I also know that I can be eating more of them!

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11 Fruits and Veggies We Should Be Eating -- And Why

11 Fruits and Veggies We Should Be Eating -- And Why | What's the benefit of eating more fruits and vegetables? | Scoop.it
Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables has been linked to improved health, and for good reason. While all fruits and vegetables are healthy, here are several pointers on some nutrition powerhouses.
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Fruits and vegetables are very important to the human body; they can prevent diseases such as cancer and problems like the deteriation of bones and muscles. However, people in America are not eating enough of these helpful foods! I find it surprising how so many people are not aware of how important fruits and vegetables are and how so many people lack a sufficient amount in their diet. Fruits and vegetables are something you cannot overeat, you never hear someone groaning in agony and self-pity after eating too many apple slices! I am glad to see that a colorful variety is better for the body than just eating green leaves all of the time. I also did not know than an avocado was a fruit! I am going to use this article for future reference on what foods I should incorporate into a healthy lifestyle.

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