Research shows that fruit and vegetables are important to maintain good health. Yet most of us aren’t eating enough fruit and vegetables. Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov to find out how many servings of fruit and veggies you need based on your age, weight, level of physical activity, and gender.
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Are you eating 26 RAW fruits, vegetables, grains, berries & grapes, in variety EVERY SINGLE DAY???
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They say you are what you eat, so it makes sense that eating healthy foods can help you stay, er, healthy.
"You can't underestimate the importance of good nutrition when it comes to...your immune system," says Karen Ansel, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants—these are what keeps your body strong, and without them you're not giving your body the edge it needs to ward off infection."
And we're not talking just fruits and vegetables: Foods from every food group are represented here. Make them a part of your diet for your best defense against colds and flu. Here are the foods that are so good for you.
Fish, Oysters, Garlic, Anise Seeds, Citrus Fruits, Fennel, Yogurt & Kefir, Tea (black, green or white), Red Peppers, Milk, Mushrooms (white button, portobello, shitake and maitake) are just a few of the varieties you'll find in the grocery store, Skinless Turkey Breast, Leafy Greens (the darker the greens the higher the nutrient content), Blueberries, Dark Chocolate, Brazil Nuts, Carrots & Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Oats.
If you're middle-aged and overweight, your insides may be a "towering inferno" of harmful inflammation that can set a four-alarm fire to your health:
What's inflammation? It's an immune system reaction designed to protect your body and kill invading microbes and cancer cells. Sometimes this response goes over the top. Excess fat, for example, makes C-reactive protein and leukocytes (i.e., white blood cells) crank up inflammation and create "the perfect storm" -- with nothing as good lookin' as George Clooney sloshing around inside you.
More than 70% of Americans and 50% of Canadians are overweight or obese. That's a lot of smoke and fire! The good news is you can put out the flames and slash your risk for premature disability or death. Here's how: