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When you walk into the produce section at the grocery store, you can see a rainbow of foods. Be adventurous; add variety of colors to your meals. Try adding something new into your favorite meals.
Vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables are expressed through color, so when you eat a variety of colors, you’ll be eating a variety of vitamins and minerals. Many fruits and vegetables come in different colors, and each has a different taste and nutrient. Don’t overlook the multiple varieties of bell peppers, pears, oranges and leafy greens. It’s easy to mix multiple colors of a fruit or vegetable to add a little more flavor and variety to your meals.
Watch nutrition educator Katie Johnson explain more about the benefits of adding more colors to your meals: