The cornerstone of any diet should be several servings of fruits and vegetables everyday. In fact you should be eating at least five servings and nine is much better. There are many benefits to eating enough fruits and vegetables. One of them is that fruits and vegetables contain high amounts of fiber. Fiber does many things for your body. It keeps you regular and it can help you feel full faster. Eating fruits and vegetables at every mean can cut the amount of calories it takes to satisfy your hunger and lead to natural weight loss.
Fruits and vegetables are also full of nutrients. They contain vitamins and minerals that your body needs to run properly. They also contain a ton of antioxidants that can prevent cancer and some can even halt cancer cell growth. Vegetables such as broccoli and fruits like pomegranate have been shown to shrink and kill tumor cells.
Fruits and vegetables are also easier for your body to digest than packaged junk food so your body can get more energy from them. Eating natural foods will increase your energy levels and get rid of the sluggish feeling may people suffer from.
There are a whole host of problems that are caused by lack of fruit and vegetables in the diet. Constipation, hemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome can all be helped by eating more fruits and vegetables. Fruits also contain natural sugars so they are the sweet snack that will not cause your body to release too much insulin. This is what is responsible for the crash after you eat sugary foods.