"Eat your fruits and vegetables." It's
one of the tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. And
for good reason. Fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins
and minerals, fiber, carbohydrates, and phytochemicals. They've also
been linked to many health benefits, including lowered risk for certain
cancers, stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
the list below of just a few of the fruits and vegetables available
in the Hillside Orchard
Farm Market to learn more about their nutritional value:
Apples | Blueberries | Peaches | Strawberries | Squash | Tomatoes
Fruits and vegetables are clearly an important part of a good diet.
Almost everyone can benefit from eating more of them, but variety
is as important as quantity. No single fruit or vegetable provides
all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. The key lies in the
variety of different fruits and vegetables that you eat..
Some basic fruits and vegetables tips:
- Try to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat.
Some experts recommend shooting for at least nine servings a day
rather than the often-recommended five servings.
- Choose a variety of different fruits and vegetables. It's easy
to get into a rut when it comes to the food you eat. Break out
and try a wider variety, being sure to include dark-green, leafy
vegetables; yellow, orange, and red fruits and vegetables; cooked
tomatoes; and citrus fruits