In Living Color
To maximize the health-promoting nutrients in your meals, select a variety of vegetables from the rainbow of colors available: yellow, orange, red, purple, green, and white. A good rule of thumb? Include at least 3 colors of veggies on your plate.
Each color category contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, plus phytonutrients. Unlike vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients aren’t essential for keeping you alive, but they may help prevent disease and keep your body working well.
Vegetables can help to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, fight cancer, and keep you feeling satisfied after you eat. Here are other benefits:
Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables provide you nutrients for healthy skin, eyes, brain function, heart, bones, and much more!
Diets rich in vegetables and fruits may reduce the risk of certain types cancers and heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of developing kidney stones, and decrease bone loss.
Many fruits and vegetables are low in calories, curbing your appetite and helping to lower your daily caloric intake.
Expand your repertoire with some of these great veggie-centric recipes:
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