Here are nine easy ways to ensure you eat the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Eat on the go.
An apple, orange, banana, and pear are all portable fruits you can eat on the go without advance prep. Fruits provide vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant enhancing the body’s response to free radicals and protecting the arteries from oxidative damage.
Shop the produce shelf for ready-made salads.
Select dark green, leafy lettuce varieties, such as romaine, endive, and spinach.
Top your pizza with extra chunks of tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, spinach leaves, and pineapple.
Tomatoes are rich in nutrients that directly impact heart health, including potassium, niacin, vitamin B6, and folate.
Use strawberries, bananas, blueberries and other fruits to pancakes, waffles, and toast.
Colorful berries are a rich source of polyphenols and antioxidants.
Snack on raw baby carrots, pepper slices, cauliflower, broccoli, and celery.