We’ve all heard it a million times. Eat more fruits and veggies. Drink more water. But there are reasons these basics bear repeating.
Water keeps our body functioning properly. And plant-based foods – like veggies, fruits, whole grains, and vegetable oils – are packed with phytonutrients. These are powerful, disease-fighting compounds that are only found in plants (fun fact – they’re also what give veggies and fruits their color, flavor, and smell).
Studies have shown that eating more fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains is linked with a decreased risk of many health conditions associated with ACEs, and can improve our overall health.