A significant body of evidence indicates protective health benefits result with an increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables. From a global perspective, approximately 1.8% of the total burden of disease may be related to insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables, which is comparable to 2.3% for overweight and obesity.

Overall, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that low intake of fruits and vegetables is among the top 10 risk factors for disease, resulting in annual deat…

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