A New Year, new food resolution: More fruits and veggies

Written by on March 24, 2019

CNN)There’s a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new year. Whether you want to drop 10 pounds, improve your cholesterol or have more energy, we have five food-related New Year’s resolutions that will help you achieve your goals.

Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of disease — yet many of us fall short on getting our 2½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit daily — the amount recommended for an average 2,000-calorie diet, according to US dietary guidelines.
To add produce into your diet, start by assessing how much you are currently eating. “If you are eating two to three servings, can you add one or two more per day?” asked Caroline Passerrello, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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