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Study: You should eat 3 to 4 servings of fruits, veggies & beans daily

Study: You should eat 3 to 4 servings of fruits, veggies & beans daily (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The grocery stores and markets will be packed on Thursday as the local area anticipates snow.

While you do want to pick up the staples, like bread and milk, a new report from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that you shouldn’t forget to pick up the “Big Three” to stay well this winter.


The report says that those who eat more fruits, vegetables and “legumes”, which are nuts, beans and seeds, live longer and have fewer heart attacks than those who do not.

Nutrition experts say that means many of the seasonal foods now, citrus fruits, winter squash, kidney beans for your chili… those are all essential to be eating, especially in the winter months when people tend to eat fewer salads and foods with these overall.

The report is based on a study that analyzed eating in 18 countries in the Journal Lancet, they found you get the maximum benefits when you eat three to four servings daily of the big three.

Again, the “Big Three” are:

  1. Fruits
  2. Veggies
  3. Beans
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