Eating More Fruits And Vegetables Can Improve Your Health

It is estimated that 10 percent of people get the recommended 4.5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, the American Heart Association encourages people to strive to meet this recommendation. Fruits and vegetables can drastically improve one’s health.

 

The American Heart Association has started a Healthy for Good Campaign. Annessa Chumbley is the spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She has stated that the purpose of this organization is to encourage people to make small steps today in order to start improving their health. This campaign will also teach people how to make better versions of their favorite meals.

 

Only 1 percent of people in America are in ideal cardiovascular health based on the American Heart Association’s standards. Poor diet is one of the factors that contributes to poor heart health. Poor diet can also contribute to premature death. Additionally, 66 percent of Americans are overweight, which is another health risk.

 

Dietary habits can contribute to high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol. On the other hand, fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of developing these conditions. The American Heart Association recommends that people get 2.5 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruits. The average person only consumes 1 to 1.5 servings of each per day. It is estimated that 30,000 lives could be saved if people would get 1 to 1.5 additional servings per day.

 

Regardless of how old you are, it is never too late to start your health journey. Not only will people be taught how to make healthy choices during the Healthy for Good Campaign, but they will also be shown how they can make creative and healthy snacks.

 

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