Unexpected Benefits Of Eating More Vegetables

Ironically, vegetables are the healthiest food group that Americans tend to consume the least amount of. 

 The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020–2025 and MyPlate recommendations advise adults following a 2,000–calorie diet to consume a minimum of 212 cups of vegetables day. 

Sadly, a startling 90% of us fall short of this recommendation. Two cups of raw leafy greens or simply one cup of any other fresh, frozen, or canned vegetable constitute one serving.

Nutritionists believe that flavor and convenience are the two main factors that contribute to the underconsumption of vegetables.

Vegetables typically have a harsh flavor compared to the sweetness of fruits when comparing all produce. Vegetables are also frequently enjoyed after being cooked or otherwise prepared

which extends the time it takes for them to reach the plate from the refrigerator, pantry, or freezer. Vegetables are also less prevalent in the restaurant environment

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