Scientifically proven advantages of adding fruits and raw vegetables to our daily meals.
(Ref. Critical review: vegetables and fruit in the prevention of chronic diseases. European Journal of nutrition, sept 2012; 51(6):637-663)
1) reduces chance of obesity/being overweight
2) added fibre controls sugar and cholesterol levels
3) micronutrients and antioxidants help fight free radicals that can lead to cancer
4)reduces chances of developing heart disease
You become overweight if energy intake (from your daily food intake) is higher than energy expenditure.
Compared with many other foods, the volume of vegetables and fruit in relation to their energy content is larger.
Due to this favourable volume to energy ratio of vegetables, and fruit, satiety (feeling full after a meal) signals can emerge without consuming a large amount of energy.
So go ahead and add 5 fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily meals to prevent obesity and many other problems.
#stoptherisk with changing your daily meals.