The American Heart Association agrees with us here at Living Juice, fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy life. Why are fruits and vegetables so necessary and needed in our daily diet? We'll dive deeper into why below!
Fruits and vegetables are packed with many beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, protein, calcium...the list goes on and on! Additionally, fruits and vegetables typically lack trans fats, low saturated fats, and are low or have no sodium. Fruits and vegetables do have natural sugars, but they are very different than processed sugars and sweeteners, and do not have the same harmful impact on the body as processed sugars.
Fruits and vegetables are not only a great source of fiber, but also tend to be lower in calories. This means eating fruits and veggies will fill you up, but they won't weigh you down. Replacing high-calorie foods with fruits and vegetables is the first step to a healthier diet, especially if you are trying to lose weight.
No matter how you eat your fruits and vegetables - they are still superfoods! You can enjoy fruits and vegetables raw, cooked, steamed, fresh, frozen and even juiced! Just be sure that you're getting 100% juice. Organic, cold-pressed Living Juice's are 100% juice - we never add water, sugar, or sweeteners of any kind. When you drink a cold-pressed Living Juice fruit and vegetable juice, you're guaranteeing your body with at least a few servings of fruits and vegetables!
A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce your risk of many serious and chronic health conditions. Fruits and vegetables can help protect against heart disease, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease, osteoporosis and some types of cancer. Enjoying your daily fruits and vegetables will help keep your whole body and your heart healthy! Learn more about heart health and fruits and vegetables at the American Heart Association website.