GR8 Health: How many vegetables are you ACTUALLY supposed to eat?

Lauren Lowrey spoke with IU Health Dietitian, Anna King to find answer the question, “Just how many fruits and vegetables are we actually supposed to have every day?”

We want to eat fresh fruits and vegetables because they are loaded with vitamins and minerals to help us have healthy muscles and extra energy.

We recommend 5 fruits and vegetables a day.”

Eat the rainbow:

  • Red – Vitamins A and C
  • Orange – Vitamins C, A and B5, Potassium and Fiber
  • Yellow – Potassium and Fiber
  • Green – packed with Nutrients
  • Blue – Fiber and Antioxidants
  • Purple – Antioxidants, Vitamin A and Flavonoids
  • White – Vitamins C, K plus Folate and Fiber provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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