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The No-Excuses Appeal of Fruits and Veggies

Check Your Reasons at the Door
  -- By Laura Bofinger, Staff Writer
By now you know the importance of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (if not, click here). Perhaps you are still not convinced? Use the excuse-buster list below when you find yourself reasoning your way out of reaching for the good stuff. Excuses are easy to make, but with a little exploration, you’ll find that you can reach your healthy-habit goals quicker.

Excuse 1: Buying fruits and vegetables can be costly and they spoil too quickly.

Excuse 2: They take too long to prepare. 

Excuse-Busters: Excuse 3: Fresh fruits and vegetables contain harmful pesticides. 

Excuse-Busters: Excuse 4: Vitamins are easily lost when you cook fruits and vegetables.