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Real Men Eat Fruit
Almost all of us need to eat more servings of fruits and vegetables. When your diet is rich in fruits and vegetables it can literally reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. We all know we should do it, so do it.
Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling. Depending on your daily activity, you may need more or less than the recommended serving. Check out this calculator to determine.
Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. Some great sources are black eyed peas, cooked spinach, great northern beans, and asparagus. Potassium is also good to maintain a healthy blood pressure, so consider incorporating more sweet potatoes, tomato paste, tomato puree, beet greens, white potatoes, white beans, lima beans, cooked greens, and carrot juice to get your daily dose. And we all know that food like red and green peppers, kiwi, strawberries, sweet potatoes, kale, cantaloupe, broccoli, pineapple, and cauliflower are great sources of Vitamin C.
And as with anything watch the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat and when you eat them. Start integrating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet and see yourself getting healthier. To get you started, here’s a clip on how to select a ripe watermelon, one of my personal favorites.
According to the CDC, these have about 100 Calories or Less
- a medium-size apple (72 calories)
- a medium-size banana (105 calories)
- 1 cup steamed green beans (44 calories)
- 1 cup blueberries (83 calories)
- 1 cup grapes (100 calories)