Benefits of Vegetables & Fruit

You’re probably aware that vegetables and fruit are good for you, but do you know what’s so good about them?

Vegetables and fruit are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre and disease-fighting phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant chemicals). The Vegetables and Fruit Food Group is the largest arc in Canada’s Food Guide, which means we need the greatest number of Food Guide Servings from this food group.

Vegetables and fruit are an important part of a healthy eating pattern. A healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

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