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The research found that the majority of adults worldwide would have to at least double their current consumption of fruits and vegetables to meet the
The gap between the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and what adults are actually eating also indicates that most adults worldwide are not receiving the quantity or variety of phytonutrients, organic compounds found in fruits and vegetables, potentially needed to support their health and wellness.
It was established that adults in European regions, likely have high intakes of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, attributable in part to the relative high availability of carrots. These phytonutrients are known to support healthy growth and development, while adults in
He further explained that this was why it's important for adults to eat whole foods, including fruits and vegetables, whenever possible but when availability would be limited or diet was not enough, dietary supplementation might be an option for individuals looking to increase their phytonutrient consumption.
The research is published in the
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