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A quick and easy dose of fruits

Strawberry

Yogurt Shake


Ingredients:
½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
¾ cup plain low fat yogurt
1½ cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries

Directions:
Add ingredients, in order listed, to blender container. Puree at medium speed, until thick and smooth.

Source: www.cdc.gov/nutrition

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The colors of health

 

Phytochemicals, or antioxidants, are compounds found in plant foods. Phytochemicals give fruits and vegetables their unique color and health benefits. Below are examples of better known antioxidants.

Lycopene Tomatoes (especially cooked), red peppers,
watermelon, pink grapefruit

May reduce the risk
of prostate cancer

Indoles

Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,
brussels sprouts

May prevent tumor growth

Anthocyanins

Blueberries,
eggplant, plums

Protects cells
from damage

Beta-carotene

Sweet potatoes, carrots, collard greens

Can improve vision, skin and bone health

Lutein Collard greens,
spinach, lettuces
Has been found
to improve eye
and heart health
Sources: Fruit and Veggies More Matters; American Institute for Cancer Research