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Produce contributes B-vitamins that help you derive energy from your diet, vitamin C to assist with wound healing, vitamin A to keep your skin and eyes healthy and vitamin K to support blood clotting.
Minerals in fruits and vegetables include, for example, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium, which contribute to your skeletal, nerve and cardiovascular health.
They therefore provide bulk to your diet but don’t overload you with calories, and their water and fiber content helps you feel full and can prevent you from overeating -- particularly helpful if you are trying to lose weight.
Although you can replace some of them with supplements, no dietary supplement can substitute for all the compounds found in fruits and vegetables, nor can they mimic the potential nutrient interactions found in those foods that may contribute to their healthful effects.
Many Americans consume too much sodium and too little potassium, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in potassium, can help restore the balance of these minerals.
This can be a concern especially for men as they get older.
Men may experience a natural loss of muscle mass due to aging, and they may lose even more muscle if they are not eating enough protein on a daily basis.