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New study: Adults need to eat more fruit and vegetables

New study: Adults need to eat more fruit and vegetables (CNN)

Only 1 in 10 adults are consuming enough fruits and vegetables a day to meet federal recommendations.

That's according to a new study published by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

Guidelines recommend that adults eat at least 1-and-a-half to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables daily depending on gender and age.

Overall the study finds that more women are meeting both fruit and vegetable recommendations than men...

And young adults aged 18-30 are the group with the lowest number of individuals meeting recommended guidelines.

Here are some tips to help you increase your daily consumption of fruit and vegetables:

  • Make food fun.
  • Try new recipes and mix it up in the kitchen.
  • Cooking a fruit or vegetable in different ways can enhance the flavor.
  • At work- make sure employees have access to fruit and vegetables during meetings and events.
  • And think about joining a community garden to increase your interest.

Help reduce your risk of disease by consuming enough fruits and vegetables every day.

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