Experts recommend that adults aim for five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Getting the recommended serving can help maintain a healthy weight and improve cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health.
In fact, eating more fruits and vegetables has been shown to extend life expectancy. A Swedish study completed in 2013 found that people who ate at least three servings of vegetables lived two and a half years longer than those who reporting eating little to no fruits and vegetables.
For individuals who are chronically ill, fruits and vegetables can also have a big impact on health and financial well-being. Continue reading