Fries Don't Count

We're eating more vegetables, a new study shows--but still not enough of them are green

You know you should eat your vegetables. You know they help protect you against cancer and heart disease. But if you're like most Americans, you've heard only half the message. Vegetable consumption has jumped 20% in the U.S. over the past quarter-century, according to a study in last week's issue of Cancer. Trouble is, we're still not eating enough of the leafy green vegetables, like spinach, brussels sprouts and broccoli, that do the most to promote good health. Instead half of all the vegetable servings we consume are potatoes--and half of those are French fries.

Don't get me wrong. Potatoes are...

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