Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in plant-based foods that give them their rich colors and flavors. They serve to protect the plant and keep it healthy, so eating fruits and vegetables every day helps to reduce our risk of chronic diseases and keep us healthy! Check out the prism in the picture above: each color contains different phytonutrients.
Aim for about 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
How much is in a serving?
1 cup of raw leafy greens, berries, cut up chunks of melon
½ cup of other fruits or vegetables (cooked or raw)
1 medium sized fruit or vegetable (fits in palm of your hand)
¼ cup dried fruit
¾ cup of 100% juice or fresh juice
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