Filed under: Food and NutritionFruits and vegetables are good for us, we all know that. So why do we have so much trouble getting enough of them? By some reports only 11% of people get the recommended number of servings on a daily basis, that's an embarrassingly low number!
Excuses, excuses, that seems to be the problem. Common excuses include it's just not convenient, veggies and fruits don't taste good, they cost too much, or they spoil too fast. Solutions? Keep fruit out where you can see it so it is convenient, try new kinds of fresh produce to see if you can't find something you like (or add it into foods you already enjoy like), buy frozen or (when possible) in-season to reduce cost, and drink juice or try dried fruit for longer-lasting options.
That's just a few of the several common excuses many people find themselves using, but thankfully there are also ideas on how to overcome them!