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Shereen Jegtvig, MS

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

By November 11, 2011

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Studies done by the American Dietetic Association suggest that fewer than 15% of Americans eat the minimum recommended amount of fruits and vegetables every day. I've seen similar estimates from Canada as well.

I think it's sad. While other experts argue about how awesome low-fat or low-carb or low-whatever diets are, I'd rather find ways to get people eating more fruits and vegetables - especially the dark green and colorful kinds. Today I'm asking for your help. If you eat more than five servings of vegetables every day, how do you do it? If you don't eat enough, why not?

I'll go first. I like to keep fruit on the countertop so it's easy to grab an apple or a banana for a quick snack. And I frequently eat a sizable salad for lunch, or if I don't eat a salad, my lunch is usually a big plate of vegetables.

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