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Putting More Color In Your Diet

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FruitsVeggiesGetting your family to eat their fruits and veggies everyday can be a challenge.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that may help protect you and your family from chronic diseases including stroke, other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers.

Fruits and Vegetables DO matter:

  1. They can protect your health
  2. They can provide additional supplements
  3. They can help your weight management

Do you ever wonder how much you should actually be eating a day?  To find the answer go to http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/form.html. There you will enter your age, gender, and how often you work out and immediately you will be on your way to creating a healthier you!

Another fun way to learn how to get the most nutrients out of your fruits and vegetables visit: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/benefits/nutrient_guide.html. It is a more descriptive guide to contribute to your good health.

After taking the portion survey were you surprised as to how many fruits and vegetables you should be eating a day?!

We would love to hear your comments!!

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