What foods should we eat the most often?
Fruits and vegetables should be eaten most often according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For most people this means they should more than double the amount that they are currently eating.
How much do you need?
Recommended amounts vary for age and gender, but here’s a general guideline: Make fruits and vegetables about half of what you eat, every time you eat. It’s easier than you think! How do you know which fruits and vegetables to eat?
Fruit and vegetables are divided by color. You don’t have to eat every color everyday but you should eat some of all the different colors more than once each week. Why? Each color provides different nutrients.
· Dark green vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli and leaf lettuces
· Orange vegetables, such as sweet potatoes and carrots
· Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes and corn
· Dry beans, such as kidney beans, black-eyed peas and black beans
Source: Fruits & Vegetables More Matters