Smart Food Choices: Veggies Foster Health

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Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the vegetable group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed. Vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups, based on their nutrient content. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. The amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity.
vegetables, veggies, fiber
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Karen Ensle
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences