Eat your fruits and vegetables

Studies have shown that a diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk for heart disease, certain types of cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat, sodium, calories and none have cholesterol. Even though both fruits and vegetables are extremely healthy and contain many essential nutrients, they are easily under consumed. If we do not eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables we are missing out on key nutrients like fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, and calcium etc. Without our fruits and vegetables each day our immune systems become compromised. Too boost our wellness and to ensure our risk of heart disease is decreased lets increase our intake of fruits and vegetables.

To do this we should buy fresh produce that are in season, they normally cost less and are likely to be at peak flavor. If that is not an option, buy frozen, this will help to always have a supply on hand. If buying canned vegetables is easiest, make sure the label reads, "Low Sodium," "Reduced Sodium," or "No Salt Added." If buying canned fruit, make sure the label says "100% fruit juice," or "water." Another way to increase the intake of fruits and vegetables is to make them the center of you meal and add other food that compliments it, for example vegetable soup or Waldorf Salad. The last way to maximize the nutrients from your fruits and vegetables are enzymes. Enzymes help break down the cell wall of vegetables and fruits so you can get maximum potential of the nutrients inside.

If you have any questions regarding enzymes, fruit or vegetables please contact Enzymes, Inc. for more information.

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