All food and beverage choices matter – focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
1 . As part of an overall healthy diet, eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
2 . Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
3 . Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
4 . Adding vegetables can help increase intake of fiber and potassium, which are important nutrients that many Americans do not get enough of in their diet.