Men, take note! Eating plenty of
colourful vegetables and fruits is a sure
way to help prevent several diseases and
maintain a healthy weight.
Canada’s Food Guide recommends
men have seven to 10 servings of
vegetables and fruits a day. Yet 36
per cent of Canadian men only eat
vegetables and fruits five or more
times a day (compared to 50 per cent
Getting your daily share of veggies
and fruits may be easier than you think;
a serving is equal to one medium fruit
(such as an apple or orange), a half cup
of chopped vegetables or fruit, or one
cup of leafy greens.
Why are vegetables and fruits so good
for us? Karolina Sekulic, a registered
dietitian with Alberta Health Services, says,
“They’re high in vitamins and minerals and
full of fibre, which helps to regulate blood
sugar, remove waste and manage weight.
They also contain antioxidants, such as
beta-carotene and vitamin C, which help
Eating produce can really pay off: a
2006 study in The Lancet found men who
eat three to five servings daily reduce
their chance of stroke by 11 per cent,
whereas those who eat more than five
servings reduce their risk by 26 per cent.
Moreover, men who eat more than five
servings daily can lower their risk of
cardiovascular disease and cancer of
the mouth, esophagus, pharynx, larnyx
and stomach. Eating more vegetables
and fruits may also reduce the risk of
obesity, diabetes, hypertension and
help preserve eyesight.
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