Summer is a great time of year to better your diet and enhance your quality of life. One small change that can make a big difference in your life is to eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables a day is a must to maintain good health throughout your lifetime.
Vegetables and fruits can enable your body to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and maintain good blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables can also ward off certain types of cancers and improve your digestive tract processes. You can even improve your eye vision.
How many fruits and vegetables should a person have a day?
The Dietary guidelines suggest that an individual eat 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. That is 2.5 to 6.5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day.
The amount of fruits and vegetables you will need to maintain a healthy weight and overall health is based on the amount of calories you will need a day.
You should have plenty of leafy greens in your diet and you should consider dried fruit to eat on the go.
Here are some recommended leafy greens:
- Swiss Chard
- Mustard Greens
- And Brussels sprouts.
What are fruits you should consider?
Eat your fruits and vegetables and you will rarely have irritable bowel movements such as painful constipation or overly loose bowels.
If you have bad eyesight, you should eat carrots. Carrots have vitamin A that helps improve night vision. Overall fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of eye diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration that affect people as they age.
To keep fruits and vegetables as fresh as possible, follow these instructions:
- Always have the fruits and vegetables visible to you so they won’t go bad.
- Have fruits and vegetables at every year – salads, stir-fry and fruit salads.
Here are great benefits you reap from eating fruits and vegetables:
- Your increase the fiber you have for your body everyday.
- You will be able to moderate the sugar and salt in your diet better.
- You will have more energy while feeling fuller at every meal.
- Your chances of having cavities will lower by 10.
Hearn Kirkwood also procures and provides our customers with a variety of quality perishable products at highly competitive prices.
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Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.