Leeann Shu

Eating your daily servings of fruits and vegetables is important as they are a great source of vitamins and minerals.

Eat healthy meals

Eating well is fundamental to maintaining good health and well-being, and, when combined with exercise, your diet can truly help to promote your physical and mental health. According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, it is important to consume 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and between 2 to 2½ cups of vegetables per day. Although this may seem obvious, fruits and vegetables provide a good source of vitamins and minerals, and they are an excellent source of fiber, which helps prevent against constipation and other digestion problems. 

Snacking is fine, but according to the United States Department of Agriculture, snacks should restrain from an excessive amount calories, fat, and sugars, and instead, be rich in whole grains, contain fruits and vegetables, and a source of protein or dairy. Hopefully, we can be more mindful of what eating healthy means and appreciate the importance of it on our physical and mental health. 

“I try to make sure I’m eating at least one vegetable or something healthy during each meal,” said Angela An (‘22). If I can’t do that, then I try to make sure my next meal has more nutrition. I also try to find healthy alternatives for foods that I like but may not be that nutritious.” 

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