People who eat fruit and vegetables as part of their daily diet have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. USDA’s MyPlate encourages making half your plate fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Options like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and garlic provide additional benefits, making them a super food!

Optimal nourishment is the reason that vegetables are important on a daily basis. You need to eat vegetables everyday because you need a supply of vitamins every day.. That’s why so many health care recommendations (including the U.S. Healthy Food Plate) encourage 3-5 servings of vegetables per day.