Research has shown that fruit contains 80% water, just like the human body does. Therefore, it makes sense to consume a wide variety of fresh fruits on a daily basis. Fruits contain no bad-cholesterol. Research has shown that a daily supply of fruits can help heal the human body. It can also have a positive effect on the memory function of the brain, which is a good source of nutrition for young children, college students studying for exams, young professionals in fields where memory is essential, and older adults. Basically, it’s a good source of nutrition for everyone!
Many people think that fruits are very expensive. However, if you compare the amount spent on other sources of nutrition like vitamins and supplements, fruits are very, very economical.
The American Heart Association advises that an individual should consume at least 20 grams of fiber from fruits and vegetables per day. This can greatly reduce the chances of corpulence, high blood pressure, and other factors that could lead to heart disease. It is recommended to consume 5 to 9 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables a day. At SGS Produce we realize this and we support good nutrition for all of California and the western/northwest states.
Please be advised that neither SGS Produce nor its employees are Health Care Consultants or members of the medical community. All Information found within the SGS Produce website is for educational or advertising purposes only and is not meant in any part to be medical advice to our clientele or the community in general. If you need nutritional or diet consultation please seek the guidance of a trained medical physician.
ChooseMyPlate.gov has suggestions on how much fruit you should eat daily based on age, gender, and level of physical activity.