A new, PBH-commissioned comprehensive review published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition demonstrates that fruits and vegetables have unique, synergistic health-promoting properties that not only deliver basic nutrient needs, but also improve life expectancy and quality. The results demonstrate dietary guidance and consumer communications should continue to call for people to enjoy at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day – including fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice – to improve health and reduce chronic disease risk. In fact, eating more fruits and vegetables each day may be one of the simplest, most important things Americans can do to enjoy happier, healthier lives.
Led by Taylor Wallace, PhD, principal and CEO at the Think Healthy Group and a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University, the team of researchers included 13 well-established nutrition scientists from academic centers such as Purdue University, Tufts University, University of Washington, and The Ohio State University. Click here to download the full manuscript.