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Vegetables and Fruit

Vegetables and fruit taste great and offer tremendous health benefits. They're loaded with Vitamin A, C, potassium, folate, magnesium and fibre.1 A diet rich in vegetables and fruit may decrease rates of some cancers and heart disease.2 Need any more reasons to eat vegetables and fruit? Check out the videos below.

 

Most people don’t eat enough vegetables and fruit

Only 37% of Middlesex-London residents eat vegetables and fruit five or more times a day.3 There are many ways to enjoy more vegetables and fruit. Check out this two-part video for easy and economical tips.

What is the best way to get the most nutrition from vegetables and fruit?

For more ideas and tips, visit Dietitians of Canada.

List of vegetables and fruit in season

For a list of Canadian in season vegetables and fruit, visit Foodland Ontario.

 
Date of creation: March 7, 2016
Last modified on: December 8, 2017

References

1Dietitians of Canada. (2013). What is the best way to get the most nutrition from vegetables and fruits? Retrieved from
http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Vegetarian-Diets/Best-way-to-get-most-nutrition-from-vegetables-and.aspx
2Statistics Canada (2015). Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, 2014. Retrieved from
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14182-eng.htm
3Canadian Community Health Survey 2013/2014 – ShareFile.