There are many reasons for everyone to enjoy eating a wide variety of vegetables and fruit. Vegetables and fruit provide important vitamins such as vitamin C and folic acid. This time of the year it is also important to eat citrus fruits like kiwi and oranges. They are packed with vitamin C and boost our immune system, keeping those nasty winter colds away!. Fruits also have other plant substances that are thought important to help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. None have cholesterol. Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are underconsumed, including potassium and dietary fiber. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Are you getting your 5 a day??