A Healthy You: The 5-a-day way for better health

By Cindy Gates
5 fruits and vegetables every day ( 9-10 for optimal health)

5 colors of the rainbow( green,red, purple,white/tan, yellow/orange)

5 Health reasons: to prevent cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and to manage weight

5 nutrients: folate, potassium, fiber, Vitamin A , Vitamin C

5 different forms: fresh, canned, frozen, dried, juice

5 ways for exposure: grow, shop, prepare, cook, eat

5 veggies subcategory: legumes, dark green, orange, starch, other

5 parts of the veggie plant to eat: seeds, stem, root, flower, leaves

5 ways to cook: steam, roast, grill, microwave, stir fry

5 ways to go green: buy local, buy organic, eat seasonally, garden, think whole foods

5 most contaminated fruits: peaches, apples, pears, strawberries, nectarines

5 most contaminated vegetables: potatoes, spinach, celery, peppers, lettuce

5 least contaminated fruits: pineapple, mangoes, bananas, kiwi, papaya

5 least contaminated vegetables: sweet corn, avocados, cauliflower, asparagus, onions

5 fun reasons: they are the original fast food, can be used for appetizers to desserts, nearly ½ of what we eat-should be fruits and veggies, there are 1000s of varieties, and of course they taste good.

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