Eat the Colors of the Rainbow
Did you know that only about one quarter of adults in the U.S. eat three or more servings of vegetables a day? That’s according to a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report. This is far short of the national objective that at least half of Americans reach this benchmark by 2010. However, it’s not just eating more that matters: fried potatoes (like French fries and chips) are the biggest single source of those vegetables. How frightening is that? Fewer than 15 percent of adults meet recommended targets for dark green and orange vegetables according to the CDC researchers. To obtain the nutritional benefits that can come with eating more vegetables we need to expand the variety of our choices. So don’t think that you can accomplish the goal by eating another helping of fries or more chips! Get some color in your diet – go green…and orange.