Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are, of course, a healthful part of any diet, including The Med Free with ADD program.
Fruits and vegetables add fiber, color, and nutrition to a meal, as well as taste, and all for very few calories.
The current USDA requirements are 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables. A serving is ½ cup.
It’s important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables so that you get the maximum nutritional benefits.
Berries, for instance, contain antioxidants, which are especially important in relation to brain health. Antioxidants contain anti-aging properties, and in terms of the brain, will slow the aging process.
Fruits and vegetables also contain important nutrients that nourish and maintain healthy brain cell growth and improve memory.
In general, fruits and vegetables with darker or more vibrant colors are more nutritious than those with little color.
For instance, you will get far more nutritional benefit from a salad containing spinach leaves or leaf lettuce than you will one made with iceberg lettuce.
Of special note are the blue, purple, and red fruits and vegetables:
Of course, this is just a partial list.
Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, especially more colorful ones, can benefit your physical and mental health, so enjoy!