Are Green, Leafy Vegetables the Best Kind to Eat?

We agree that green, leafy vegetables are good, but they are not the only vegetables you must eat. Actually, you might want to consider adding some “color” to your diet.

Did you know that the colors of vegetables represent the phytonutrients plants make in order to protect themselves? The recommendation is to have at least nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

Green vegetables contain lutein and zeaxanthin which protect your eyesight. Vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage contain anti-cancer properties.

Red veggies, like tomatoes, contain lycopene, which is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Yellow peppers contain vitamin C, a strengthening aid to the immune system.

Orange foods, such as carrots, contain betacarotene. This helps improve the immune system and maintain healthy skin, bones and eyesight.These are just a few examples of how adding

These are just a few examples of how adding color to your plate will boost your health. Find out what vegetables can be purchased at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, and search for some healthy recipes to try something new tonight.

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