Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Drops in the US???

I made breakfast this morning (fried eggs, banana, leftover broccoli) and sat down at my desk to peruse my RSS reader while I ate.  When I ran across this article on SlashFood, I almost choked on my mouthful of broccoli: U.S. Turns Up Its Collective Nose to Fruits and Vegetables.

"The state-by-state analysis found that, overall, only about a third of American adults consume two or more servings of fruit per day, while just over a quarter eat three or more servings of vegetables."

"What's worse is that the study found that there's been no statistical increase during the past decade in vegetable consumption, while fruit consumption has actually fallen slightly."

So, if we're not eating fruits and vegetables, then what are we eating?  My guess: lots and lots of processed foods.  No wonder diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol and heart disease runs rampant in our communities! 

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