Bev Winkley • Sep 8, 2020
Feel good, be great with fruits and vegetables every day
Nonprofit organization, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has declared September as National Fruits and Veggies Month. PBH research has shown that 90% of Americans don’t consistently consume the recommended allowances of fruits and vegetables. Their studies have found that those who eat fruits and veggies on a regular basis feel physically, emotionally and socially better than those who don’t. There is also evidence that satisfaction in life experience, happiness and general feelings of well-being are experienced when diets are balanced with produce consumption.
Most people have good intentions for attempting to add more nutrient rich plant- based foods to their diets. But busy schedules and the inconvenience of meal prep and cooking sometimes hinders those attempts. Juicing your fruits and veggies first thing in the morning at home or making a habit of dropping by a local juice bar to get a mid-day snack can help achieve meeting daily nutrient requirements while on the go.
Throughout the month of September, the PBH is promoting a campaign called Have A Plant, which includes a nationwide challenge for Americans to add one or more fruits and/or veggies to their daily diet each day of the month. The plan is to create a habit that will endure for longer than just one month to establish health and wellness as a life-long practice. Join the challenge and post socially using the hashtags; #haveaplant and #haveaplantpledge. Embrace the power of a plant and see how it makes you feel!