Healthy Eating is Always Right

Fruits and Vegetables

Phytochemicals

What are phytochemicals? They are substances found in plants that may fight disease, or cause other health benefits. They can be found in functional foods which can slow the aging process, strengthen mental capacity and the immune system and protect against heart disease and cancer. There are different colors of phytochemicals: Red, Yellow/Orange, White/Tan/Brown, Green and Blue/Purple.

Food examples and colors

Health Benefits

  • Protects against heart disease and cancer
  • Slows aging process
  • Strengthen mental capacity and the immune system

My Plate

My plate identifies daily meal proportions for the fruit, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy food groups. You can use my plate to make sure that you get the right and recommended amount of each food group.