Most Americans Aren’t Eating Enough Fruits And Vegetables
Americans aren’t into a key food group to keep them healthy.
Only 1-in-10 Americans are eating enough veggies and slightly more are eating enough fruits, according to a CDC study. Current guidelines suggest that adults put 2 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit into their diet each day.
The study stresses that eating sufficient fruits and vegetables “can help protect against some chronic conditions that are among the leading causes of mortality in the United States.”
The research says people over 50 are eating more fruits and veggies than other groups and that the Black population eats them the least. Income brackets were looked at and people living in poverty ate the healthy foods less than other groups.