Most of us know that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables.
We understand that these foods are better for our bodies than, say, potato chips. Despite this knowledge, we still aren’t consuming enough fruits and veggies.
The USDA recommends eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Having a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness.
How to Change Our Behaviors
The Produce for Better Health Foundation believes that making the healthier option also the easiest option is one surefire way to improve our diet.
Based on research by behavioral scientists, the Foundation recommends we make fruits and veggies easy to see, easy to grab, and easy to enjoy!
3 Easy Ways to Eat More Produce Every Day
1. Prepare before you put away
Never put away produce that needs to be cleaned, peeled, or cut up. Instead, prepare it and then divide it among containers before storing it in your fridge. This makes it easy to grab a healthy snack.
2. Placement is everything
Place fruits and veggies on your counter or prominently at the front of your fridge. It’s easier to forget about them if you hide them away in a drawer or bag.
3. Try something new
Make trying new produce fun! Next time you’re at the farmers market or grocery store, pick out a fruit or veggie you’ve never tried. Enjoy sampling it at home. Dragon fruit or pineapple guava, anybody?
Published on 1/25/22
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