Try heart-healthy produce this summer
There's no better season than summer to add ripe, just-picked, heart-healthy fruits and veggies to your diet. Produce is plentiful right now. And it's rich in powerful nutrients that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and even certain cancers. Check out this approach for boosting the variety in your diet.
Put a rainbow in your diet
To get the most health benefits from fruits and veggies, eat a variety of colors.
Sources: American Heart Association; Produce for Better Health Foundation; U.S. Department of Agriculture
- American Heart Association. "How to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables." https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/add-color/how-to-eat-more-fruits-and-vegetables.
- Produce for Better Health Foundation. “About The Buzz: Eating Fruits & Veggies Lowers Stroke Risk?” https://fruitsandveggies.org/stories/buzz-eating-fruits-veggies-lowers-stroke-risk/.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Seasonal Produce Guide.” https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/seasonal-produce-guide.