Research has shown that vegetables are very rich in essential vitamins, fiber, minerals, carbohydrates, and phytochemicals which can have a profound effect on the body’s development, as well as many health benefits to older people. Eating a daily diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce the risk of serious illnesses and help the body to fight off infections. Those who live very active and stressful lives can benefit from a daily diet of fruits and vegetables which has been known to lower blood pressure which can lead to stroke or heart disease. A Harvard research study has shown that 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce the risk of having a stroke by 30%. Foods like broccoli, green leafy vegetables (spinach), citrus fruits, and juice seem to provide the greatest benefits.
The American Heart Association advises that an individual consume at least 20 grams of fiber from fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. 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 to be medical advice. If you need nutritional or diet consultation please seek the guidance of a trained medical physician.
ChooseMyPlate.gov has suggestions on how many vegetables you should eat daily based on age, gender, and level of physical activity.