Stop and think. How many servings of fruits and vegetables did you eat today? Many people don't eat enough.
In this week's Eye on Health, Carla Burbidge tells us that this month is a good time to focus on better eating habits.
Many people are like me.
When you chose fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, you tend to always pick the same things. Why not adventure a little. The choices are so varied.
September is designated as Fruits and Vegetable month: More Matters.
(Alyssa Hobbs, Trinity Dietician) "So its really a matter of getting more, and that's why we say more matters."
The recommendation is getting five servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables each day. And that may sound harder than it is.
Servings sizes are relatively small.
(Alyssa Hobbs, Trinity Dietician) "This apple is two servings."
Fruits and vegetables are important fuel for the body in so many ways- fiber, water content, good nutrients and antioxidants.
They reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
And as we make those fruit and vegetables selections at the store, keep in mind that we set the example for our children.
(Alyssa Hobbs, Trinity Dietician) "It's fun to try new things, and talk about them with your kids. They see where they come from and they want to eat more."
She suggests cutting up fruits and vegetables in the various dishes you prepare, making easier to reach that five serving a day recommendation.
Getting enough in your daily eating plan is not hard, just think about it and remember that, "More Matters."
For Eye on Health, I'm Carla Burbidge.