You Can Eat More Fruits and Vegetables!
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. - Doug Larson
We often hear the recommendation to eat more fruits and vegetables, but we are not always told why this is so important; nor are strategies provided to incorporate more of these healthy foods into our diets. Clearly, Americans do not eat enough produce. According to Harvard University, only 13% of adults in the United States eat the recommended daily fruit intake of 1½ - 2 cups. Worse, just 9% meet the ideal vegetable consumption of 2 - 3 cups per day. The following slides provide motivation for eating more fruits and vegetables and aim to the reader that they are not only beneficial but inexpensive and easy to prepare. Fruits and vegetables taste delicious! Often, just finding the right recipe or method of preparation is all it takes to enjoy eating a new type of produce.