Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with lower BMI and body fat percentage. But only 21.3% of female high school students and 24.7% of male high school students eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
Students eating 5 or more servings daily had higher activity levels than students eating less than 5 servings per day.
Students with the highest fruit and vegetable intake were more likely to be physically active, follow a reduced calorie or reduced fat diet, and limit TV viewing.
Great post! I agree! Not only does our diet play a large effect in the way we look, but more importantly how we feel. The reason that we feel so much better when we are eating better is because of the healthy food we are fueling our bodies with. Another great way to help jump start your body in a positive direction is with exercise! You really only need to work out a couple days a week for about 20 minutes a day. For those who don’t want to travel back and forth to the gym all week long, look into alternate choices. There are home gyms out there that allow you to perform the essential workouts to get your body and mind feeling 10 times better. This way you get a great workout, without the travel and hassle of going to a gym!
Totally agree, fruit and vegetable consumption is often overlooked.. talked about alot but rarely is it made a priority. It makes a hege difference in fat loss and personally i can tell you you will feel much healthier..