Eating right can be simple. You should aim to make half of your plate full of fruits and vegetables. They are also a great way to add color, flavor and texture to your meal. Beans, fruits and vegetables have antioxidants that help decrease free radicals, which can hurt the body.
By adding color to your meals, you will meet your daily needs for vitamins, minerals and fiber. Additionally, you may receive extra benefits such as:
- Increasing immunity
- Maintaining weight
- Possibly reducing risk of heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes and aging
Here are examples of fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes from different color groups that you can try: