New study: Adults need to eat more fruit and vegetables
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.