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The importance of eating vegetables and fruits

Eating a balanced diet is essential for maintaining good health and fitness. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of this equation, providing the body with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that can help prevent disease. In addition to being nutrient-rich sources of energy for the body’s cells to use as fuel during exercise or daily activities, fruits and vegetables also play an important role in controlling weight gain by helping people feel fuller longer while still providing essential nutrients.

Fruits provide many vitamins including vitamin C which helps boost immunity against colds or flu; folate which supports healthy red blood cell production; potassium which helps regulate fluid balance in our bodies; dietary fiber that aids digestion; magnesium needed for strong bones & teeth as well as muscle function & metabolism regulation. Vegetables offer similar benefits but may also contain phytochemicals such as carotenoids like beta-carotene found in carrots & sweet potatoes - these are known antioxidant compounds that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals within our bodies associated with aging diseases like cancer heart disease etc.. Additionally they provide us with iron necessary oxygen transport throughout our bodies plus calcium used build strong bones/teeth maintain nerve transmission etc...

Eating enough fresh produce each day not only provides us key nutrients but it can help reduce risk factors associated chronic illnesses such diabetes hypertension stroke obesity coronary artery atherosclerosis etc… By making sure we include plenty colorful fruits veggies into diets we ensure get most out their nutritional value.

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