-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- Studies suggest that eating
a diet that contains lots of fresh fruits and vegetables may reduce
the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and certain
So which ones should you choose this spring? Some of your best
choices are strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard
greens, which are in season and among the most economical this time
of year, experts say.
"Eating a plant-based diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans can reduce your risk for cancer," Clare McKindley, a clinical dietitian at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said in a university news release. "And buying what's in season keeps your diet fresh and helps you build confidence in your food choices, while supporting your long-term health goals."
Although the price of fresh produce depends on where it's
purchased, McKindley offered these tips on buying five affordable
springtime fruits and vegetables:
The American Cancer Society provides more on
the benefits of fruits and vegetables.
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