Fruits & vegetables, in Malta, are the edible parts of plants that are rich in various nutrients & dietary fibers and pose amazing health benefits if consumed on a regular basis.
Several fruits & vegetables, for their very high antioxidant content, have anti-aging and anti-cancer properties. Fruits and vegetables also help reduce high blood pressure, blood cholesterol & body fat. Risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women gets reduced due to an increased intake of fruits. Higher consumption of fruits, berries and vegetables reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease-related death. Fruits and vegetables are known to protect against chronic disease because of their rich content of many phytochemicals. Health authorities in Malta recommend regular consumption of at least one citrus fruit and one cruciferous vegetable to stay healthy.