Put More Color in Your Diet

by Barry Hill

The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines now recommend 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, depending on gender, age, activity levels and overall health. Vividly colored fruits and vegetables, especially those that are red, orange, yellow and green, offer the highest concentrations of antioxidants and other important nutrients.

To get the most from your 5+ daily servings, a good rule of thumb is to replace pale fruits and vegetables with those that are deeply colored (learn more about what constitutes a serving here). Here’s a handy guide highlighting some of the best choices from the produce aisle that Fit After Fifty put together:




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