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Eat your vegetables … Mom was right!

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The vibrant colours of fruits and vegetables are not only nice to look at, they tell us how to help maintain health. Each is made up of a unique combination of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Fruits and vegetables are often divided into six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue/purple and white and each provides health benefits. Below is an overview.

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  • Red Fruits & Vegetables Include:  Beets, Cherries, Cranberries, Pink grapefruit, pomegranates, radishes, red onions, rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes and watermelon
  • Green Fruits & Vegetables Include: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Celery, Cucumbers, Green Apples, Green beans, Cabbage, Green grapes, Green onion, Green peppers, Honeydew, Kiwi, Leafy greens, Leeks, Limes, Peas, Spinich, and Zucchini
  • Blue and Purple Fruits & Vegetables Include: Black currants, Blackberries, Blueberries, Plums, Eggplant, Elderberries, Grapes, Prunes, Purple cabbage, and Raisins.
  • Yellow and Orange Fruits & Vegetables Include: Apricots, Butternut squash, Cantaloupe, Carrots,  Grapefruit, Lemon, Mangoes, Nectarines, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Pineapples, Pumpkin, Rutabagas, Sweet corn, Sweet potatoes, Tangerines, Yellow apples, Pears, Yellow peppers
  • White Fruits & Vegetables Include: Bananas, Cauliflower, Dates, Garlic, Ginger,  Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Shallots, Turnips, White Corn, and White peaches.
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