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Fresh Isn't Always Best When it Comes to Fruit and Vegetables

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages us to fill half of our plates with fruits and vegetables. And why not? Fruits and vegetables are packed with the vitamins, minerals and fiber our bodies need to stay healthy. A diet that has at least 2 cups of fruits and vegetables per day can also help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight, and may even reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some…

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