Many people do not eat enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains to meet minimum nutritional requirements, but adding one more serving of each per day can result in health benefits, registered dietitian Cynthia Sass writes. One more serving of fruit can reduce the risk of cancer by 6%, one additional vegetable can lower the chances of heart disease by up to 11% and an extra helping of whole grain daily can lower the likelihood of high blood pressure by 4%.

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