If you haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, I have a suggestion for one that will help keep you healthy all year. Resolve to eat a variety of colors every day! A mix of colorful fruits and vegetables provide the wide range of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals your body uses to stay healthy and energetic and may help you to maintain a healthy weight.
So, start 2010 with winter citrus! The bright yellow and orange of winter citrus is a reflection of the abundance of antioxidants such as vitamin C, as well as carotenoids and bioflavanoids, two classes of phytochemicals that scientists are studying for their health-promoting and disease preventing potential. Including yellow/orange in your low-fat diet may help maintain a healthy immune system and a lower risk of some cancers.
Here is an easy way to begin:
Make a New Year’s resolution to eat more fruits & veggies because more matters!
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