This week Produce for Better Health Foundation presented City of Albuquerque with a 2017 Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Public Health Role Model award! The award was given to City of Albuquerque for its efforts toward increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and improving the health of employees and their families.
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. In addition, eating fruit and vegetables, especially greens, transforms DNA, boosts immune system, and alters mood. All forms of fruit and vegetables count: fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and juiced. Just watch out for items with added sugar, fat, and salt.
In 2015 only 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. met the daily fruit and vegetable recommendation of 1.5 - 2 cups fruit and 2-3 cups vegetables. Are you eating enough? Visit the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters website for recipes and more information: https://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/