Study: 5 servings of fruits and veggies may not be enough

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KIMT News 3 – We’ve always been told to eat our fruits and vegetables, but even if we eat the recommended amount daily, that might not be enough!

A new study from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests that people should be eating 7 or more servings per day instead of the typically recommended 5 servings.

We spoke with a local dietitian who says she always recommends her clients add more fruits and veggies to their daily eating habits.

“I always tell people the more the better. Typically I encourage people, say you only do 2 fruits and vegetables a day, I’ll encourage you to shoot for four or something like that and slowly start to increase. And if you can eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day, then go for 7, go for 9,” says Registered Dietitian, Megan Conolon.

She says one simple way to increase you fruit and vegetable servings is to blend them into a smoothie.

Researchers say eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables offers the most protective health benefits.

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