Which fruits and vegetables are best?

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They’re all good! If you eat many different types of fruits and veggies, you’re sure to get all the different types of nutrients you need. All produce counts, which means canned, fresh and frozen varieties can help you reach your goal.

When buying canned, dried or frozen vegetables and fruit, be sure to compare food labels and choose the products with the lowest amount of sodium and added sugars.

Breakfast

  • Eat melon, grapefruit or other fruit. Add bananas, raisins or berries to your cereal.

Lunch

  • Have a fruit or vegetable salad with lunch. Put vegetables on your sandwich, such as cucumber, sprouts, tomato, lettuce or avocado.

Snacks

  • Carry dried fruit, such as raisins, dates or dried apricots, in your purse or pocket.

Dinner

  • Have a fruit or vegetable salad with dinner. Add a side of steamed or microwaved vegetables – frozen veggies are fine!

Source: Heart.org

The American Heart Association recommends filling at least half your plate with fruits and veggies in order to make it to the recommended 4 ½ cups of each per day.

Posted on November 17, 2017 and filed under nutrition.