5 reasons to veg out + a handy storage guide

One of the best things about the warm weather is the produce it yields. Shiny stop light bell peppers, juicy tomatoes and deep pink watermelon are just a few of our favorites. Each fruit and vegetable comes with its own magnificent roster of nutrients and minerals, but if you still need convincing, we have a few arguments in favor of summer’s crops.

5 facts in favor of fruits and vegetables

No. 1 – Your heart
Fruits and vegetables help lower your blood pressure and reduce heart disease risk.

No. 2 – Disease
Fruits and vegetables help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and cancer.

No. 3 – Your waistline
Fruits and vegetables help you maintain a healthy body weight.

No. 4 – Defense
Fruits and vegetables are packed with tiny “plant chemicals” that help fight disease.

No. 5 – Satisfaction
Fruits and vegetables are convenient, full of fiber, easy to eat or prepare in multiple ways, low in calories and a perfect, natural snack.

 

Vegetable Store Guide

Whether you pulled a basket of prized veggies from your backyard garden or just returned from the local market, storage is key when it comes to enjoying summer vegetables. Follow this helpful guide for maximizing freshness.

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