Fruits and vegetables are a major weapon against disease and illness from the common cold to cancer, something that natural healers have known for decades. Researchers are acknowledging this fact. Studies have also shown that even small to moderate amounts of fruits and vegetables can make a noticeable difference in one’s health and beauty.
Each of us has the opportunity to take control and improve our own health. You already know that diet plays an important role in maintaining good health. Scientific research shows that if you regularly eat lots of fruit and vegetables you have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer (some forms), heart disease and high blood pressure. Just by eating strawberries, spinach, broccoli and yams, you can boost your antioxidant level and strengthen your immune system, to fight off infectious diseases.
The recommended amount of fruit and vegetables a day is five to nine servings. However, the average person consumes less than one serving daily. If the simple fact that they are a powerful preventive medicine in preventing chronic disease in the future doesn't get you to eat more fruits and vegetables today, then you might want to consider the immediate health benefits. If you just add five servings a day, it's more than likely you will have more energy, look and feel a whole lot better, and you'll find it easier to maintain or lose weight. Not a bad deal when you consider the benefits.
Having the knowledge that eating fresh fruits and vegetables can put a stop to certain disease, what more could you ask for? However, what if you have a chronic illness? If that is the case then more than ever you need to add more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. They can be your best non-prescription healing medicine to improve your over all health.