Heart-Healthy Tip #13: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

By: Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.  |  Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: Research links diets rich in fruits and vegetables with a lower risk for heart disease. But most Americans don't get enough produce! Aim for 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Pick produce in a variety of colors to get a range of antioxidants and vitamins. A serving size is 1/2 to 1 cup depending on the fruit or vegetable.

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Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy tips throughout the month of February.