Eat Right With Red!

This month is National Nutrition Month, and we are "Eating Right With Color." Lots of colorful ingredients not only improve the visual appearance and appeal of your food, but also can make it a whole lot healthier! 

According to the ADA, red-colored fruits and vegetables can "help maintain a healthy heart, vision, and immune system." 

Some red fruits include cherries, cranberries, pomegranates, red grapefruits, pink grapefruits, red grapes, and watermelons.

Ruby red grapefruit
Some red vegetables include beets, red onions, red peppers, kidney beans, rhubarb, and tomatoes.

Kidney beans
These are easy to incorporate into daily eating habits. For example, you could:
  • Make a fruit salad and throw in some cherries, grapes, and cranberries.
  • Try making a beet pork roast - it's delicious, and has a rich red hue.
  • Cooking up some chili? Spice it up with some red peppers, red onions, and kidney beans. 
  • Take a grapefruit on-the-go by bringing a knife and spoon. Slice it in half, scoop out the insides, and you've got a tasty, healthy snack!

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