Studies have shown that eating at least five servings of different fruits and vegetables each day can lower the risk of getting many different types of chronic diseases.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are cholesterol free and extremely low in saturated fat-if they contain any at all! Fruits and vegetables are also good sources of vitamins and minerals–especially vitamins A and C–as well as the minerals potassium, magnesium, and iron.
Finally, eating lots of fruits and vegetables will increase your intake of fiber.
Certain types of fiber can reduce blood cholesterol in some people. Fiber can also help increase regularity and provide a feeling of fullness so that you are less likely to overeat and gain weight.