Are you getting enough color in your diet? Here is how many servings of fruits and vegetables you should eat each day, and how you can reach your daily goal with SUBWAY® restaurants.
Are you a lover of leafy greens, crunchy cucumbers, ripe red tomatoes? These fresh ingredients that come from nature have so many benefits for us, but how much, exactly should you be eating each day?
The American Heart Association recommends that everyone eat at least 4 – 5 servings of veggies per day.
This may seem like an easy feat, but did you know that the average American only gets about half of that? Just by adding an extra cup of color to your diet everyday can help improve the health of all Americans.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, there is a great discrepancy between what is recommended and what is actually consumed.
Getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis has great benefits for heart health and overall wellness. People under the age of 50 who eat more than 5 cups of vegetables per day were found to have significantly less risk of heart disease later in life than those who did not. Stay healthy now and in the future by eating your greens!
In partnership with SUBWAY, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently launched an initiative called +color, focusing on the positive health impact of fruits and vegetables. It’s simple, SUBWAY offers up tons of veggie options every day, from cucumbers to tomatoes to green peppers, that you can pile on to any sandwich or salad for up to 2.5 extra servings of veggies.