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Add some color to your plate for your health!!!

Food variety supplies different nutrients, so to maximize the nutritional value of your meal, include healthful choices in a variety of colors.

Green fruits and vegetables produce indicates antioxidant potential and may help promote healthy vision and reduce cancer risks.

  • Fruits: avocado, apples, grapes, honeydew, kiwi, lime
  • Veggies: artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, green peppers, leafy greens (i.e. spinach)

Orange and Deep Yellow fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that promote healthy vision and immunity, and reduce the risk of some cancers.

  • Fruits: apricot, cantaloupe, grapefruit, mango, papaya, peach, pineapple
  • Veggies: carrots, yellow pepper, yellow corn, sweet potatoes

Purple and Blue fruits and vegetables options may have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and may help with memory, urinary tract health and reduced cancer risks.

  • Fruits: blackberries, blueberries, plums, raisins
  • Veggies: eggplant, purple cabbage, purple-fleshed potato
Red food indicates produce that may help maintain a healthy heart, vision, immunity and may reduce cancer risks.

  • Fruits: cherries, cranberries , pomegranate, red/pink grapefruit, red grapes , watermelon
  • Veggies: beets, red onions, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb, tomatoes
White, Tan and Brown fruits and vegetables sometimes contain nutrients that may promote heart health and reduce cancer risks.

  • Fruits: banana, brown pear, dates, white peaches
  • Veggies: cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, turnips, white-fleshed potato, white corn

Rossie Bonefont, MPH, RD, LDN

Rossie Bonefont, is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist. She has spent over twenty years in the health field on nutrition assessment and counseling, wellness promotion and public health.

For additional options choose frozen or dried fruits and vegetables available throughout the year. For more information on how to "Eat Right with Color," visit www.eatright.org for a variety of helpful tips, fun games and nutrition education resources.
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A very good information, very helpfull and in a fantastic way of explaining and understanding.

Posted by Doris – [Friday, January 31, 2014] at [8:27 PM]

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