Eat the Rainbow
Wisdom from Snowline's Dietitian
We are focusing on the health benefits of fruits and vegetables! Pediatric Oncology Dietitian Jennifer DeBerdt shared some helpful information on the topic.
"Eat the rainbow" - A phrase you may have heard before; but what does it mean? All fruits and vegetables are beneficial to incorporate into your diet, but variety is the best option of all. The color in the fruit or vegetable represents the nutrients it contains. For example, red and orange produce contain high levels of Vitamin C. Vitamin C can help our body fight against common illnesses such as colds and the flu. If fresh vegetables are hard to come by, try frozen and canned as an alternative. They contain just as many nutrients and are easier to store. When consuming canned vegetables, make sure to rinse the excess salt water from the vegetables.This will help keep your blood pressure in good control. Try and consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of different colored vegetables per day. The variety will ensure you are consuming an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy," said DeBerdt.