You Are Not Eating Enough Fruits & Vegetables
Bold statement, right? You may even be saying to yourself, “I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables... most days.”
Here’s a FACT— A 2015 study by the CDC indicated that 90 percent of Americans are significantly deficient in their intake of both fruits and vegetables. That’s right, 90 PERCENT!
Federal guidelines state that you should eat a MINIMUM of 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables every day for a total of 5 servings. Remember, that is the minimum standard!
Here’s a more startling truth— The USDA, global science community and nutritionists say you should be eating 8 servings per day for optimal health, not 5!
Phew! That’s A LOT of fruits and vegetables.
𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗨𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗩𝗘𝗚𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗦𝗢 𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧?
Seven of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are from chronic diseases. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables daily can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.(1)
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗙𝗥𝗨𝗜𝗧𝗦 & 𝗩𝗘𝗚𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗜𝗡 𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗗𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗜𝗟
From helping to trim your waistline, boost your immune system, and lower your risk of some cancers and other diseases, fruits and vegetables can work wonders for your health. Simply put, eating more of these nutrient-packed treats can help you feel healthier, more energized, and maybe even happier.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables—especially leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), and citrus fruit—may help reduce your risk of:
• Heart disease and stroke
• High blood pressure
• Type 2 diabetes
• Certain types of cancer
• Vision and gastrointestinal health issues
Adding fruits or vegetables to your meals adds nutrition, fiber, and bulk to your diet, thus helping you eat fewer calories. Try enhancing your favorite dishes using these healthy substitutions:
• Breakfast – boost your breakfast with berries, bananas, or other sliced fruit to replace some of your cereal
• Lunch – build sandwiches around roasted eggplant, peppers, or mushrooms—instead of high-fat meats or cheeses
• Dinner – swap veggies for half the pasta, bread, or rice in your meal or soup
Fight off infection
Get help bolstering your immune system with the balanced mix of the vitamins and minerals that fruits and vegetables deliver, such as:
• Vitamin C (citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, peppers, strawberries, and papaya)
• Vitamin B6 (bananas and chickpeas)
• Vitamin A (carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and squash)
• Vitamin E, folate, and iron (peas, broccoli, beans, and leafy greens)
• Selenium (garlic and broccoli)
• Zinc (beans and chickpeas)
If you aren’t getting the daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables (5 servings), look to supplements to help fill the void.
𝗠𝗬 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗟 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬
Many of you already know my checkered health history. Despite being an all-state and collegiate baseball player, I have experienced problems with see-saw dieting, poor eating habits, smoking, drinking, and even drug use during my life. For the most part, how I appeared on the outside wasn’t an indication of what was really going on inside my body.
Too many years of smoking, drinking alcohol, recreational drug use and a poor diet had caused high blood pressure and ultimately triggered lupus which completely destroyed my kidneys.
Obviously my diet of crappy foods wasn’t entirely to blame — I had plenty of other negative choices working against me too. But the fact is that when you regularly neglect one or two aspects of your health, you are likely neglecting most aspects of your health.
I’m living proof.
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗗𝗢?
It’s overly simplistic to state that you need to take better care of yourself by eating a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables. After all, who doesn’t know that? The stark reality is that the overwhelming majority of us simply don’t love fruits and vegetables enough to eat five, or ideally eight, servings per day.
Short of begging you to listen to my story, please heed my advice and make some simple changes in your eating habits today. If you won’t, at least start a supplement regimen to help fill the void of your diet deficient in fruits and vegetables. Remember, only 1 in 10 people are eating enough fruits and vegetables daily, according the the CDC. Are you one of the 90% of Americans that aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables?
Look, we started Trust Organix because I unfortunately learned the hard way that living a life of crappy eating and excessive weight are two of the major contributing factors to a whole slew of diseases and ailments. And as an athlete, I knew the importance of proper nutrition for peak performance and health. But life sometimes takes us down a different path despite knowing right from wrong. Ask yourself — What path are you on?
𝗙𝗥𝗨𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗩𝗘𝗚𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗢𝗗𝗦 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗜𝗖𝗘
Now here is something you won’t hear from most nutritional supplement companies — EATING ACTUAL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR COMPLETE NUTRITION.
Remember what I’ve said many times before, a well balanced diet high in phytonutrients is your best option. That being said, nutritional supplements are particularly well suited for the 90% of Americans that don’t (or won’t) eat enough fruits and vegetables.
That’s right — while supplements are a great option for those of us that don’t consume 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, the fact remains that eating actual fruits and vegetables will provide better overall nutrition than supplements.
Of course there are also the natural medicinal benefits of many herbs and spices found in Trust Organix supplements that you would likely never consume in your regular diet. Plants like Ashwagandha, Spirulina and Chlorella are never incorporated into the foods we eat so supplements are the only way for people to get the health benefits of these plants.
Here’s the real takeaway though — We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables daily but the simple fact is WE DON’T! Most commonly it’s because we just don’t like them enough to eat that much every single day. I GET IT! Many days I don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables either!
𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡 𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣!
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