Eating more fruit and vegetables will provide you with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and fiber your body needs. However, keep in mind that juices contain added sugar, so you should always stick to whole fruits instead.
A study published in the BMJ in July 2020 examined data from blood tests for two biomarkers for fruit and vegetable consumption. The results suggest that even a modest increase in fruit and vegetable consumption may help prevent type 2 diabetes.
A straightforward way to get more veggies is to fill half the plate at every meal with them and roughly one quarter with whole grains and one quarter with lean meats.
Buying a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables when they’re in season is also a great way to get more of these foods on the plate. But frozen alternatives are just as nutritious, and canned products can work in a pinch as long as you check the labels to avoid added sugars and sodium.