Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Eat your veggies - not good enough!

The RealAge Tip of the Day

Generation Gap

Packing as many fruits and veggies as possible into your meals has become more important than ever.
A study has suggested that although present-day agricultural practices yield bountiful crops, the fruits and vegetables produced appear to contain less riboflavin, iron, vitamin C, and other nutrients than they did 50 years ago. Fill any nutrition gaps you may have by increasing your produce intake and including a multivitamin in your diet.

On average, today's produce contains 6 percent less protein and 38 percent less riboflavin than fruits and vegetables grown 50 years ago did. If you're worried about getting your fill of vitamins and nutrients, eat at least 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. Strive for diversity in your produce choices by including many different colored items, such as red strawberries and apples; green beans and bell peppers; orange cantaloupe and squash; purple grapes and berries; and white mushrooms and onions. In addition, adding a multivitamin to your daily routine can help ensure you get the RealAge Optimum dose of many important vitamins and minerals.

RealAge Benefit: Eating a diverse diet that includes 5 servings of vegetables per day can make your RealAge as much as 4 years younger.

Bridge the gap with This Delicious Supplement.

Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999. Davis, D. R., Epp, M

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