(CNN) -- Only 1 in 10 adults are consuming enough fruits and vegetables a day to meet federal recommendations. That's according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Guidelines recommend that adults eat at least 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables daily depending on gender and age.
Overall, the study finds that more women are meeting both fruit and vegetable recommendations than men, and young adults aged 18-30 are the group with the lowest number of individuals meeting recommended guidelines.
Here are some tips to help you increase your daily consumption of fruit and vegetables:
-Make food fun. Try new recipes and mix it up in the kitchen. Cooking a fruit or vegetable in different ways can enhance the flavor.
-At work: make sure employees have access to fruit and vegetables during meetings and events.
-Think about joining a community garden to increase your interest.
You can help reduce your risk of disease by consuming enough fruits and vegetables every day.