Fruits and vegetables make up a huge part of a healthy diet. They contain essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that keep your body functioning well and protect it against harmful free radicals. The food pyramid calls for 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit per day for adults. Most Americans fall far behind those recommendations. To get all your fruits and veggies, consider creative ways to add them to your diet. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the benefits of fruits and vegetables, the serving sizes recommended, and much more.
One mother explains how she got her children to say "yes" to this much-maligned vegetable.