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Fresh vegetables are an important part of your diet. Ochsner Registered Dietitian says fresh fruits and vegetables get your immune system in fighting shape. Chop and store fresh vegetables now or buy pre-cut packages to save prep time. It’s a good idea to buy frozen fruits and vegetables too. They’re nutritious, and you won’t have to worry about them spoiling.
- Add spinach and berries (or other fruit) to smoothies.
- Top oatmeal or Greek yogurt with fresh or defrosted berries.
- Toss colorful veggies together to make salad, stir-fry, wraps and omelets.
- Avoid frozen foods packed in sauces. Punch up the flavor with spices or a delicious dip.
A diet rich in vegetables and fruits is essential to maintaining a healthy heart. A heart-healthy diet should consist of vegetables such as broccoli, kale and spinach, as these foods contain carotenoids and have antioxidant properties which help rid the body of potentially harmful compounds. It is very important to build your diet around these types of foods.
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