Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthful diet is likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables
provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
- Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits may protect against certain types of cancers.
- Diets rich
in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may
reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy
diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of
developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of
some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie