The Importance of Fruits & Vegetables

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You may have hated them as a child, but fruits and veggies are making a comeback this month! For National Fruit and Vegetable Month, EZ-ACCESS is showcasing some key reasons why these delicious foods should be an essential part of your diet.

  • Fight Weight Gain

Staying active as a wheelchair user is often a common concern. Along with your current physical activities, eating a healthy serving of fruits and vegetables each day can help you to fight potential weight gain. Try recipes like caramelized carrots, ratatouille, and creamed spinach to get your taste buds started.

  • Helps You Hydrate

Hydration is extremely important for wheelchair users, but getting your 8 cups of water a day can sometimes seem like a chore. Adding sliced fruit to your daily water intake can make it more fun and flavorful. Just a few lemon wedges and some strawberries can make the world of a difference. Mix up your water breaks with new & creative combinations.

  • Protect Your Health

Just as the saying goes – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While eating fruit isn’t a guarantee of any kind, studies have shown that those with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables have a reduced risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Vitamin C, found in most citrus fruits, also promotes cell growth throughout the body to better heal cuts and scrapes.

The best part about eating fruits and vegetables? Going to the farmers market with your family to select your own fresh picked goods. Let EZ-ACCESS help you break through barriers and increase your mobility with our large offering of products.