Fruit and vegetables provide valuable nutrients for overall health and well-being, as well as reduced risk of disease. However, a 2015 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that only 12% and 9% of adults ate the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, respectively. (2) Keep reading to learn about how fruit and vegetable supplements could help you reach your nutrition goals.

Dietary importance of fruit and vegetables

The 2015 to 2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that fruit and vegetables should make up half of your plate at every meal. (15) Fruits and vegetables are great sources of fiber, vitamins B9 and C, minerals, carotenoids, and sulfur compounds. Beyond basic nutrition, they also play a role in reducing inflammation, supporting the immune system, protecting against cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and supporting weight loss and cancer care. (1)(15)

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