Food Comparison

August 2001 Issue

Fresh Vegetables: EN Selects the Best for All Seasons

This time of year, it’s easy to expand your menu to include a variety of healthful selections from a garden of fresh, seasonal vegetables. As with fruit (see EN, July 2001), vegetables provide a bounty of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, compounds researchers are convinced have important roles in the body. Studies have shown that eating more fruits and vegetables—especially vegetables—can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and some types of cancer. While all vegetables

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