Are You Getting Enough Fruits and Vegetables Every Day?

September 13, 2018

An infographic featuring several veggies. Text reads "eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetable and fruits can lower the risk of: type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Telligen logo is in the upper right corner

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 1 in 10 adults meet the intake recommendations for fruits and veggies.

At Telligen, one thing we do to help our employee-owners get more fruit into their routine is offering Free Fruit Fridays in all our corporate offices.

Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.

Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day:

  • Keep a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it.
  • Cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks.
  • Challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week.
  • Fill half your plate with veggies and fruit at every meal

Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun – and it’s worth it! Learn more at https://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

 

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