Motivational Monday-Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Good for Inflammation!
National Fruits and Vegetables Month is observed during the month of June. The purpose of National Fruits and Vegetables Month is to raise awareness about the importance of consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables for overall health and well-being. It aims to encourage individuals, families, and communities to make nutritious food choices and incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their daily meals and understand the numerous health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties of fruits and vegetables.
Of course, I couldn’t pass this up for a Motivation Monday to encourage you to Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables because they are good for YOU and for healing most things that ill YOU! Fruits and Vegetables are the powerhouses that provide strength to your foundation of health in your quest to Start a New YOU!® I call them the pharmacy on your plate!
Fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Including a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet, can help support a healthy immune system, reduce inflammation, maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases (such as heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes), improve digestion, and promote overall vitality.
National Fruits and Vegetables Month serves as a reminder to follow dietary guidelines that recommend consuming a certain number of servings of fruits and vegetables each day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommend adults aim for 1.5 to 2 cups of fruits and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day, depending on factors such as age, sex, and physical activity level. For my visual readers, that is basically, half or more of your plate/meal in fruits and vegetables.
National Fruits and Vegetables Month serves as a reminder of the importance of incorporating these nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables into our daily diets. May this inspire YOU to make healthier food choices, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and ultimately improve overall health and well-being.
In our Start a New YOU!® and Cathedral of Health™ Program we suggest specific foods and herbs to try to kick inflammation to the curb.
Here’s to YOUR HEALTH!