Summer provides you with ample opportunities to take advantage of the colorful and healthy fruits and vegetables that grace the produce section of your supermarket.
Fruits and vegetables provide the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay active and feel energized on a daily basis. In addition, fruits and vegetables can help you help your figure. Eating the suggested variety of fruits and vegetables helps reduce the amount of calories you eat and can help you control your weight and lead an active, healthy lifestyle.
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Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is essential to your overall health and wellness, helps prevent chronic disease and keeps your plate lively.
Red Benefits: Heart health and Memory function Fruits and Vegetables: Tomatoes, red apples, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, pomegranates, blood oranges, red grapes, cranberries, pink/red grapefruit, watermelon, red bell peppers, beets, red onions
Yellow/Orange Benefits: Immune system, Vision health and Heart health Fruits and Vegetables: Cantaloupe, apricots, oranges, yellow bell peppers, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, papayas, pineapples, pumpkins, carrots, butternut squash, sweet corn
Green Benefits: Vision health Fruits and Vegetables: Avocados, green apples, green peppers, green pears, green grapes, honeydew, kiwifruit, limes, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, green cabbage
Blue/ Purple Benefits: Memory function Fruits and Vegetables: Blackberries, blueberries, raisins, eggplant, purple grapes, dried plums, purple asparagus, purple cabbage
White Benefits: Heart health Fruits and Vegetables: Bananas, onions, shallots, garlic, cauliflower, dates, white