Maximize Nutrition: Boost Your Produce Intake
The foundation of a healthy diet is fruit and vegetables. Most produce is naturally low in calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, and an excellent source of antioxidants and fiber. Recent studies have revealed a link between fruits, vegetables and longevity. Studies indicate that a higher produce consumption may be linked to a decrease in the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer!
Your Daily Dose
2 cups of Vegetables
Include a variety of colorful produce for optimum health benefits. This is due to the powerful phytonutrients in produce which are identified by color. The more colorful your plate, the healthier it is!
Select seasonal fruits and vegetables as much as possible. Eating in season adds variety, flavor and freshness. It also supports local agriculture and can be less expensive. Choose fresh whole fruits and vegetables or those that are minimally processed as much as possible. This will help you to limit added sugar, fat and salt.
If you are diabetic or need to lose weight, fill your plate with more vegetables than fruit.
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