Volume 3 Issue 1
Short CommunicationGlobal Trends in the Promotion of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for Better Nutrition and Health
Ray-Yu Yang*, Meei-Shyuan Lee, Mark Wahlqvist, Robert Holmer, J.D.H. Keatinge
Most people would agree with the statement: fruit and vegetables are rich in micronutrients and health-promoting phytochemicals, and in many cases, low in energy. A healthy diet should be diverse with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Research provides strong evidence that increased intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with lower incidences of micronutrient deficiencies and non-communicable diseases, lower economic/social/personal costs induced by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), lower morbidity and mortality rates, and improved well-being.