There is a lot of fear floating around about the Covid-19 pandemic. While we all need to take social distancing and personal hygiene very seriously, one thing you don’t need to worry about is the safety of fresh produce coming from farms. This is a respiratory virus, not foodborne illness. There is no evidence that you can contract the virus by consuming fresh produce. Don’t just take it from us, epidemiologists and biologists agree. Click the links below if you want to learn more:
What we need more than ever are fresh fruits and vegetables in our diet. Especially, berries. They have so many immune boosting functions that fight off disease (Vitamin C, folate, fiber, antioxidants, flavonoids and more). With many people facing severe complications from the virus due to diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular issues, we should have a national conversation that promotes healthy eating habits. Experts agree that we should be limiting processed foods and shifting to more plant-based diets.
Here are some startling facts:
- 90% of Americans aren’t consuming enough fruits and vegetables. If just half of Americans increased their daily consumption by a single serving each day, nearly 20,000 cancer deaths could be prevented.
- Over 40% of America is obese. Studies have shown that people who eat more fruits and veggies are happier mentally and healthier physically.
- If you consume 7 or more fruits and vegetables per day, your risk of premature death decreases by 42%
American farmers need our support right now. In addition to being good for you, a purchase of fresh berries from your supermarket supports small businesses and feeds the economy. When you eat Wish Farms’ berries, you can feel good that you are eating and sharing healthy food with your family, while supporting a company that gives back to the community. Stay safe and healthy!