Fruits and vegetables contain many essential nutrients for health. They also have few calories, plenty of fiber, and plant sterols that have been proven effective against heart disease. The National Institute of Health has published studies on why fruit and vegetable consumption is low, with cost ranking highest among reasons. Additionally, many people are unsure of how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into their busy lifestyle. There are ways to eat more fruits and vegetables daily starting with knowing how to shop to finding to creative ways to incorporate into each meal.
So what’s the connection to the season’s most beloved orange fruit? ( Yes, pumpkin is a fruit!) Flavor companies also add in skillfully designed compounds that mimic the taste of pumpkin pie. Each chemical is carefully reviewed by the . Food and Drug Administration and approved at concentrations of about 20 to 50 times the normal consumption level. And even though the full flavor contains 340 compounds, combining only five to 10 percent of those molecules in a mix is enough to trick our brains into thinking, “Mmm, just like Thanksgiving!”