A study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that in 2019, 12.3% of US adults consumed recommended levels of fruits and 10% got recommended levels of vegetables. Data showed that overall, Hispanic adults had the highest rate of meeting fruit consumption recommendations, while men had the lowest prevalence, and adults age 51 and older were best at meeting vegetable consumption recommendations, while people living near or below the federal poverty level had the lowest rates, HealthDay reported. Full Story: HealthDay News
From a dental perspective, eating fruits and vegetables will help with overall gum tissue health, as they are higher in vitamins and minerals essential for good gum tissue health.
Not only that, your general health will improve, too!