What Happens If I Don’t Eat Healthy? It can be easy to fall into the trap of always eating out or choosing processed foods. Who has time to cook anyways? However, eating these foods puts you at a higher risk of developing many different medical conditions, from heart disease to cancer. Therefore, do yourself a huge favor by learning how to eat healthy on a daily basis so that you can reap the benefits of good health.

Benefits of Healthy Eating

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced cancer risk
  • Diabetes management
  • Heart health and stroke prevention
  • Strong bones and teeth
  • Better mood
  • Improved memory

How Can I Work More Fruits and Vegetables Into My Daily Diet?

It is recommended that you eat at least four servings of fruits and five servings of vegetables on a daily basis. While this may seem a bit overwhelming, you might be surprised by how little you need to eat to hit a serving! Fortunately, if you aren’t getting quite enough, there are easy ways to add in more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet, such as adding some pineapple to your grilled chicken and more vegetables into your soups and/or salads.

Serving Sizes for Fruits & Veggies

  • 1 medium apple, peach or orange
  • Half of a medium avocado
  • A half-inch thick wedge of melon
  • 14 of a medium pineapple
  • Half of a large bell pepper
  • 5 florets of broccoli or cauliflower
  • Half of a medium potato or half of a large sweet potato
  • 1 small ear of corn
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