June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Summertime and the eating is easy when you can graze your way through the stacks of fresh produce now available in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. And to celebrate summer and healthy eating, June is designated National Fruit and Vegetable Month.

This month the VirtuVites Blog will be celebrating all things healthy this month with a series of posts on Fruits and Vegetables.

Produce for Better Health Foundation offers the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters health initiative. A health initiative that offers expert cooking advice, nutrition information and shopping tips. PBH is a non-profit consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables from the Produce for Better Health Foundation

10: Texture. Fruits and veggies add color, texture to your plate.
9: Convenience. Nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice.
8: Fiber.
7: Low in Calories.
6: May Reduce Disease Risk.
5: Vitamins & Minerals.
4: Variety. There’s always something new to try!
3: Quick, Natural Snack.
2: Fun to Eat! Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel …
1: Taste Great!

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