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How to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

By EatingWell Editors

Improve cholesterol and overall health by adding more fruits and vegetables.

Add Blueberries

Add blueberries to everything — cereal, yogurt, whole-wheat pancakes, even grain-based salads. Research shows that people who eat blue and purple fruits and vegetables, including blueberries but also plums, purple cabbage and purple grapes, have a reduced risk for high blood pressure and low HDL cholesterol (that’s the good kind). Scientists believe that anthocyanins, the compounds that give purple and blue foods their color, are responsible for these boons.

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