Facebook Twitter Email Print Expert Advice Why is Eating a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Important? Answer I’m glad you like salads as well as individual fruits and vegetables. Whatever your choice, either one will provide you a variety of nutrients vital for good health. Variety is important so you consume different nutrients and phytonutrients from day to day. A simple way to do this is to select different colors of fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and veggies in a variety of colors – red, dark green, blue, yellow, purple, white and orange – not only supports a healthy body but keeps taste buds satisfied. Remember all forms matter too – fresh, dried, frozen, canned, and 100% juice!