Ten Reasons to Eat More Fruits and Veggies, Part II
Yesterday we discussed the top 5 reasons that the American Institute for Cancer
Research suggests for eating more fruits and veggies. Today we'll start finish
the top 10.
6. Eye protection. Eating more fruits and veggies may lower your risk for the
most common causes of adult blindness: cataracts and macular degeneration.
7. To avoid diverticulosis. One-third of people over 50 and two-thirds of
those over 80 have this disorder. It starts when intestinal pressure creates
small pouches in the intestinal wall, which then become inflamed and painful.
The best defense against developing diverticulosis is a high-fiber diet.
8. Fruits and vegetables may also help control diabetes since they seem to
raise blood sugar less than other carbohydrates, while their fiber content slows
9. Fruits and vegetables can also satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. When
you eat fruit instead of candy, you get an added energy boost from nutrition
that works for you-instead of just "empty calories" that work against you.
10. Because they just taste great.
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Created: 1/11/2001  - Donnica Moore, M.D.