Fruits and Vegetables—Low on Calories and High on Fiber

  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” What is it about apples and other fruits and vegetables that make it so crucial for us to have them in our daily diets? Fruits and vegetables are great sources of fiber which helps to fill us up, promote health, reduce constipation, reduce blood glucose levels, increase immune support and aid with weight management. An average person needs 25 grams of fiber per day. To put that into perspective, one apple has more than 4 grams of fiber. An apple a day helps you reach your fiber goals! A diet rich in fruits and vegetables also provides essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are important for good health. Phytonutrients are disease fighting properties that only plants (phyto) possess. These nutrients may also reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. [...]