Variety is the key to dietary choices

McLerranMD:

This post is so very true. Variety is key to a healthy balanced diet. Why not try a new red fruit or vegetable in honor of the America Heart Associations Go Red for Heart health campaign this month. When was the last time you actually ate a beet?

Originally posted on Winners Drink Milk!:

I am sure you have heard it before, “Eat fat least five servings of fruits and veggies a day.”  You might not have heard what fruit or what vegetable? Do they have to be a certain color?  Eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors can provide you the best all-around health benefits. Each color contains unique health components that are essential to our health.

Eating plenty of healthy vegetables and fruits helps prevent heart disease and strokes, control your blood pressure, prevent some types of cancers, and the list goes on! The phrase “eating a rainbow” of fruits and vegetables is a simple way of remembering to get as much color variety in your diet as possible, so that you can maximize your intake of a broad range of nutrients.

All fruit and vegetables count – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice. Whole fruits, however, usually…

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About Samantha McLerran

I am blessed to be the mother of three wonderful children, and I am married to Brian. Together with my husband and his father we farm several hundred acres in Moss, TN, where my husband is a 6th generation farmer. We raise Grass-Fed, Grain Finished Beef. We also raise squirrel dogs, horses, and currently 4-H pigs. In my day job I work off the farm as a doctor. I have run my own practice for the last 8 years, but I am changing jobs in January to that of a full time ED doctor. This will allow me to spend more time with my family.
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