Menu

How Many Fruits and Vegetables are on Your Plate?

The human body evolved to consume a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain a number of plant compounds that your body needs in order to operate correctly. If you don't consume enough of these plant compounds, your energy level will suffer along with your overall health.

Everyone knows that they should eat more fruit and vegetables in their diet, but most people don't do it. Why? Because of the easy availability of fast foods and snack foods, we have lost our taste for fruits and vegetables. It is not uncommon for many people to go for weeks without consuming a single serving of fresh vegetables. This is not good.

So what can you do? Many people want to eat healthfully, but are not sure what that actually means. We all know that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables, while cutting down on sweets and junk food. But how much of each food group should you be eating? One novel approach by the Department of Agriculture in the United States involves visually showing people what their plate should look like at each meal. Doing away with the food pyramid, this new concept has been named "MyPlate" and divides a visual representation of a plate into sections to show you how much of each food group you should be eating. One of the most important points to take away from the MyPlate visual icon is that you should be filling at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables each meal.

If you find it difficult to work in several servings of fruits and vegetables into your routine every day, you may find it helpful to supplement your diet with what is called a "greens" supplement, which is a highly concentrated powder of fruits, vegetables and antioxidants. Be sure to ask your chiropractor whether a greens product is right for you.

Location

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I went to Dr Klonel 20 years ago after a car accident. I loved the happy faces. So when my teenage daughter developed back pain, he was the first one I thought of. Not only did he remember me after all this time, but he and the entire staff were full of the smiles that are warm and comforting. My daughter is now pain free and loves going to see them."
    Denise S.
  • "Dr Klonel and his staff are truly invested in your recovery. I was in a bad car accident and was referred to Dr Klonel by my doctor. From the initial visit he really took the time to know your history and problems. His staff is courteous and friendly always making you feel comfortable. I recommend Dr Klonel to Anyone who suffers from pain or injuries as he will see that you get the care And attention you need."
    Brittany L.