We all know that a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables is good for us, but you may actually be surprised to find out exactly how good it is for us…
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce heart disease, the risk of heart attack and stroke. It may also protect against certain types of cancers. A healthy amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet can help to reduce diabetes and weight gain. It can also lower blood pressure and help to decrease bone loss.
Tomatoes contain antioxidants which are linked to prostate health. Orange vegetables are great for boosting your immune systems and helping to keep your skin and eyes healthy. And vegetables that are loaded with vitamin B are absolutely amazing! They can improve digestion, eliminate fatigue, increase energy and even improve your memory and mood!
The USDA recommended a daily dose of fruits of veggies – based on a 2,000 calorie diet – is two cups of fruit per day and two and a half cups of vegetables a day. That’s a heck of a lot of healthy eats. Better get started!
Perrine’s Produce has been providing fresh produce at affordable prices for years. Visit any one of our convenient locations – 120 S. Nova Road in Ormond Beach, at 1044, N. Dixie Freeway in New Smyrna Beach and 3542 S. Hopkins Avenue in Titusville – and stock up on some delicious fruits and veggies today!