Why fuss about fruits and vegetables?


The idea that we should all eat fruits and vegetables has been rammed down our throats for a while, probably since elementary school for most people. The explanations teachers give were the basic ones, fruits and veggies are good sources of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to grow and repair itself. All of these are true. But it’s also good to understand better why fruits and vegetables are THAT important. Our bodies respond to our environment, much more than we even realise. Most of the human population are genetically healthy, so we cannot all use the excuse of our genes as a reason for not being as healthy as we should be. The same genetically healthy population have both good genes and bad genes This is where the fuss of fruits and vegetables come in. Eat right and switch on good genes, eat poorly and you’re likely to activate…

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