By Sunrise Senior Living |
September 23, 2015
Fruits and vegetables are key pieces of a healthy diet, but many adults still don't get enough. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that fewer than 1 in 7 adults eat the daily recommended amount of fruits. And fewer than 1 in 10 get the appropriate amount of vegetables. This data is disappointing because fruits and vegetables can help to lower the risk of many health conditions including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. When it comes to senior nutrition, eating fruits and vegetables is extra important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.