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Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Eat more fruits and veggies. The more variety you add, the better for your health and your waistline. And eating more fruits and vegetables isn't as daunting a task as you may think. In this Motivation Minute, learn about proper serving sizes and some easy ways to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables.

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Speaker: We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables for our health every day, but we just don't all commit to that. I'm here today to convince you to make eating fruit and vegetables a priority. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables help our bodies fight diseases and maintain health, so how much do you need, and what's the serving? Well, for most fresh fruits, it's just one fresh fruit, three quarters of a cup of blueberries or blackberries, three ounces of grapes is a serving, about 17 grapes, two tablespoons of any dried fruits like raisins, or half a cup of orange juice. For veggies, a serving is a half cup cook, or one cup raw vegetables. How do you incorporate more fruits and vegetables in to your day? Add some berries or raisins to your oatmeal at breakfast, choose a fresh fruit for your morning snack, include some fresh strawberries and lots of veggies in your salad at lunch.

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Maybe top your yoghurt with some berries for the afternoon and enjoy some raw vegetables with hummus for snack as well. Fitting in more fruit and vegetables in your diet maybe the easiest and best way to protect your health.

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