Many of our plates are likely filled with protein and a starch or grain, with a little left over space for vegetables.
What most may not know is, that according to the USDA, 90% of people don’t eat enough vegetables. A study from the Produce for Better Health Foundation reports that the U.S. per capita consumption has even gone done 7 percent.
The lack of vegetable consumption plays a critical role in our health because we are missing out on nutrients that regulate blood pressure, cholesterol levels, weight management, and even eye health.
Lack of proper nutrition can also lead to diseases that could have been prevented through healthy eating and maintaining a proper weight. The number people affected by heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes is staggering.