With the development of our society, life is becoming better and better, more and more people like to eat vegetables and fruits rather than meat and fish. The nutritionists say that we need to eat vegetables and fruits to supply our body substances.
The data provided by the Chinese Center for Disease Control Nutrition and Food Safety confirmed that China’s per capita about the vegetable consumption is 286g every day, and the fruit consumption is 45g, far away from the Dietary Guidelines recommend 300-500g vegetables and 200-400g fruit intake. At the same time, beans and milk is also a serious shortage, but the meat and lipids are too high.
A balanced diet is the first of the four cornerstones of the World Health Organization, however, the Chinese public is overlooked the dietary mixed. So, we should develop healthy habits to eat fruits and vegetables, because there are many advantages to eat fruits and vegetables.
First of all, eating more fruits and vegetables can prevent constipation.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in dietary fiber, can maintain intestinal health, and prevent colon cancer.
Secondly, eating more fruits and vegetables can prevent obesity.
The fresh fruits and vegetables have the features of adequate moisture and low energy; it will give you strong satiety, prevents intake the excessive food and energy surplus from leading to obesity.
Thirdly, eating more fruits and vegetables can protect the skin.
Fresh vegetables and fruits are rich in a variety of phytochemicals; these substances have good anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and moisturizing effect.
Fourthly, eating more fruits and vegetables can help your eyesight.
Eating spinach, green peppers, kale, and other dark green vegetables can reduce UV damage to the eyes. And the carotene has a strong antioxidant effect, it can absorb the harmful rays which entering the eyes, and protect the lens, its antioxidant effect is twice of the vitamin E.
Fruits and vegetables are important for our daily diet. We need to intake the number of vegetables and fruits to improve our body.