A gloomy 9 percent of Americans are eating enough vegetables, a new study finds. At least 290 million taxpayers are far having an appropriate amount in their diet.
To meet this requirement, a person must only consumer a banana pancake and a banana! Actually a tasty, fruit great would suffice. But evidently, even that is asking a great deal.
This is not the first time that this concern was raised. Professor of food and nutrition research Marion Nestle advised that this research only affirms “years of information” and is not anything new.
“This report highlights that very few Americans consume the recommended number of fruits and vegetables daily, placing them at risk for chronic ailments like diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” said lead researcher Dr. Seung Hee Lee Kwan. “As a consequence, we are passing up the vital minerals, vitamins, and fiber which vegetables and fruits supply.”
The rates of vegetable and fruit intake were smallest in poverty-stricken areas, such as small cities in West Virginia and South Dakota.
Certain demographics also ate more fruits and vegetables compared to many others. Men, as an example, ate fewer vegetables than girls. We wonder if they would start if they knew guys who eat more veggies do not smell as bad as they perspire.