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I love fruits and vegetables. All of them. Actually, there are two exceptions: durian makes me vomit and turnips turn my stomach. But aside from those two, I seriously love eating all kinds of fruits and veggies.

I have my Mom to thank for that. For as long as I can remember, which is getting pretty long now, bowls of fresh fruit were always a part of Mom’s decorating scheme. And never a meal passed without fruits or vegetables gracing our plates. And if any of the five of us kids whined about not liking them, we had to eat them anyway so we would “learn to like them.”

That worked for me. I used to cry when I came home from school and smelled the acrid odor of cauliflower cooking. Now I adore it.

After going professional with my nutrition education and learning all the astounding health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, I more fully understood what an amazing gift my mother gave me.

Yes, I love fruits and veggies, but I love Mom more.


Diana Fleming

Diana Fleming, PhD, LDN, is a co-author of The Full Plate Diet and Nutritionist for Full Plate Living. She received her doctoral degree from Tufts University and has since dedicated her time to translating complicated nutritional data into easy and fun concepts anyone can apply at their next meal. In her spare time, she has painstakingly perfected the ultimate healthy AND delicious chocolate chip cookie.

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