Healthy Eating is Always Right
Fruits and Vegetables
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.
May protect against cancer and can be found in foods such as tomatoes.
May protect against age related blindness and can be found in foods such as oranges.
May protect against cancer and heart disease and can be found in foods such as onions.
Food examples and colors
Inhibits cell growth, works to reduce risk of cancer and heart disease
Contains vitamin A and is helpful to prevent cancer
May help lower cholesterol and prevent cancer
Helps keep your eyes healthy.
Support healthy blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, improve memory function and lower the risk of cancer.
- Protects against heart disease and cancer
- Slows aging process
- Strengthen mental capacity and the immune system
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.