We'Re All Pretty Familiar With The "5 A Day" Rule. Five

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We 're all pretty familiar with the "5 a day" rule. Five servings of fruits and vegetables a day was big news during the 90s and up until recently, everyone considered five servings to be enough. New studies that were released in the last year, however, have informed us that five servings doesn 't quite cut it. In lieu of this, the CDC and the Produce for Better Health Foundation have developed a new campaign: "Fruits and Veggies - More Matters." Now we know that adults need anywhere from seven to thirteen cups of fruits and vegetables every day. That 's every day! And we thought five servings was tough! It may be a little bit of a step up from five, but there 's no reason to fret. There are easier ways to get in the thirteen cups than…show more content…
- Don 't forget 100% fruit juice! This can add two servings of fruits to your day. Just be wary of fruit juices that contain a high amount of sugar, and definitely stay away from the ones that contain high fructose corn syrup! - Fruit can be added to most breakfast staples, as a side to lunch 's peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and can make a satisfying ending to any dinner. Don 't stick to the usual apples or oranges - explore the local farmer 's market for seasonal delights, and try that piece of tropical fruit at your supermarket. You might be pleasantly surprised! Women have been said to be more in tune with their bodies. Whether this is true or not has yet to be proven, but women certainly take better care of their bodies than men! This is a trend that is as old as the hills, but men had better start doing something about it, lest they find themselves in an irreparable state. Heart disease is a constant risk along with cancers and other illnesses - most that are not genetic are easily combatable with the proper exercise and diet. Unfortunately, diet and exercise primarily are two notions that men often don 't notice... or even take for granted. "I 'll change my diet soon" seems to be a catch-phrase that is growing in popularity. Men know what kind of diet is good for them and their bodies and continue to eat the way they do, vowing that someday things will change.

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