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Healthful Resolutions: Eating Your Produce
Published: 01/22/2013

Each Tuesday in January we present healthy resolutions for the New Year. Consider including them in your healthful lifestyle routine!

Whether you’re in top physical shape or struggling with a health concern, anyone can reap the benefits of fresh produce. Vegetables and fruits are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity; and both promote healthy digestion, can fill you up with few calories and little to no fat, and are among the healthiest snack options when on-the-go.

Dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables are especially good choices, as are berries and other low-glycemic fruits. Aim for four to five servings of vegetables and three to four servings of fruit per day – go for a wide range of colors, choose fruit and vegetables that are fresh and in season, and buy organic whenever possible.

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