Do we need fruits and vegetables?
We often hear that we need to eat our “fruits and vegetables” to be healthy. But is that statement backed by science? You may be surprised to hear the answer. Don’t get me wrong. Vegetables can absolutely be part of a healthy diet and most people should eat an array of veggies. But does this advice apply to everyone and is it a health requirement? Let’s dig in to the science!
Read more on our Diet Doctor’s guide:
Main DD guide: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/fruits-and-vegetables
Visual guide (vegetable): https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vegetables
Visual guide (fruit): https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/fruits
Whole grains: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/whole-grains
Table of contents:
0:23 About the DD guide on fruit and vegetable
1:45 Do we need fruits?
4:58 Do we need vegetables?
6:51 RCT on fruits and vegetable consumption
9:17 Correlation to diabetes and metabolic syndrome
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Based in Johannesburg, Brian Derenberger is a Senior Editor at Healthy Organic Lifestyle.