Include a variety of colors on your plate such as the following:
Dark, colorful vegetables, such as broccoli, beets, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, and carrots, are more nutrient dense than cucumbers, mushrooms, and celery. That's not to say these vegetables don't have their benefits too, but include more of the colorful vegetables for optimal health!
Blues, Reds, Purples and Yellows Pack a Powerful Punch
Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, which are powerful phytochemicals that decrease the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and many other chronic diseases. Start today by consuming more blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, red cabbage, strawberries, red beans, black beans, pears, pecans, walnuts, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and many more.
Smart & Healthy Snacking
Eat more fruits and vegetables at snacks, and set an example for your kids and those around you. Have vegetables with hummus such as carrots, celery and cucumber; have celery or apple with all-natural peanut butter; or have cut-up fruit and vegetables readily available for you and the family to snack on in a pinch.
Fresh & Frozen
Frozen fruits and vegetables can be just as nutritious as fresh. Try tossing fresh or frozen carrots, broccoli, or mixed vegetables into soups, or make a fruit smoothie for a quick, delicious breakfast or snack.
Fiber for Overall Health
Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables gives you fiber that keeps your digestive tract healthy and helps protect against diseases such as diverticulosis.