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Include 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day this new year
November 1/2018 11:28AM

Kick start your new year with a great start by incorporating a few simple, healthy habits, such as eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Fruits and vegetables are one of the few uncontroversial pillars of good health. Amid all the diet fads and trends, the healthful benefits of fresh produce have withstood the test of time.

Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss,” according to Harvard’s Nutrition Source.

One serving is about 1/2 cup of most fruits and vegetables or 1 cup of leafy greens.

Try “filling half your plate with vegetables or fruit at each meal,” the Nutrition Source suggested. Also try incorporating dark, leafy greens into everything from soups and stir-fries to tacos or enchiladas.

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