Vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, chlorophyll, carotene, folic acid, calcium, potassium, etc.
2. Supplement dietary fiber
Eating more vegetables and fruits can also supplement dietary fiber, promote intestinal health, prevent and improve constipation. Other studies have shown that dietary fiber can help reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
3. Prevent diseases and reduce the risk of death
Many studies have shown that eating more fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and some cancers.
A study based on the health data of more than 2 million people around the world published in March by circulation, the flagship journal of the American Heart Association, found that compared with people who eat only two servings of fruits and vegetables a day, people who eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day have a 13% lower risk of death from various causes; The risk of death from cancer was reduced by 10%; The risk of death from cardiovascular disease was reduced by 12%; The risk of death from respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was reduced by 35%.