image description May 19, 2014

An Apple a Day

A Video From the Union of Concerned Scientists

We’ve all heard an apple a day will keep the doctor away, but what if an extra apple could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year? Scientific research shows that if Americans ate just one more serving of fruit or vegetables a day, we could prevent 30,000 premature deaths each year, from heart diseases and strokes. The government is encouraging us to eat the right stuff—I’m sure you’ve seen the nutritional recommendations at ChooseMyPlate.gov—but at the same time they’re subsidizing the wrong stuff like corn and soybeans that are used to create inexpensive processed foods. Investing in healthier options will save lives and money in the end. It’s is a confusing issue. Lets keep it simple, learn more by clicking play.

 

An Apple a Day by the Union of Concerned Scientists

 

 

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