Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Insider's Viewpoint: Expert Supermarket Advice: Frozen Fruits and Veggies: Eat Your Greens! Heidi Diller, Albertson's. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

Did you know that up to 25% of women diagnosed with lung cancer report that they have never smoked? The best news is we can decrease that percentage by eating more leafy green vegetables.

Studies show adults who eat at least one cup of these leafy green disease-fighters per day cut their lung cancer risk in
half!¹ Why? Green veggies are rich in vitamins A and C and antioxidants which all play a role in protecting us against cancer. (Vitamin A and C supplements don’t give the same protection.)

Here are 6 easy ways to add greens to your
daily life …

Also … March is National Nutrition Month!
There are many things you can do to celebrate your commitment to good health. Here are some quick and easy tips to try out in March then make a part of your healthy life …
  • Focus on variety by eating a variety of foods from all the food groups.
  • Fruits and vegetables can be fresh, canned or frozen.
  • Look for locally grown produce that’s in season.
  • Vary protein choices with more fish, beans and peas.
  • Include at least three servings of whole grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice or pasta every day.
¹Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, June 2008

Heidi Diller, RD
Corporate Nutritionist
Albertson’s

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