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Are You Eating the Wrong Vegetables?

21 years, 4 months ago

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Posted on Oct 10, 2002, 2 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A government survey of more than 5,000 American citizens has found that although more and more people are eating the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, the majority of us are tucking into the wrong ones. The survey found that 45% of those eating the five daily portions are serving up lettuce and tomatoes while less than one in five people are eating dark green or cruciferous vegetables that are packed full of antioxidants and other nutrients.

A government survey of more than 5,000 American citizens has found that although more and more people are eating the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, the majority of us are tucking into the wrong ones! The survey found that 45% of those eating the five daily portions are serving up lettuce and tomatoes while less than one in five people are eating dark green or cruciferous vegetables that are packed full of antioxidants and other nutrients. The vegetables recommended by experts that contain the best disease-fighting nutrients include: broccoli, Brussel sprouts, spinach, dark green lettuce, and kale.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by http://my.webmd.com on the 17th January 2001

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