Daily Challenge Monday Aug. 20, 2012

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors

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Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.

Everyday Well-Being

Eat fruits and vegetables that include at least 3 colors of the rainbow.

How to do it

Think red (peppers, apples, tomato sauce), green (zucchini, broccoli, cucumbers, asparagus), purple (berries, grapes, plums), yellow (citrus fruits), and orange (sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, mangoes). Whether in a salad, a stir fry, a fruit-based dessert, or a soup, try to eat at least three different colored fruits or vegetables today.

Why it matters

Colorful fruits and vegetables not only perk up your plate, they perk you up, too! Produce offers your body the mix of nutrients it needs to stay healthy. And the high fiber content helps you stay full longer than if you ate a processed snack, which can help you manage your weight in the long run.

Fun fact

There is only one fruit in the world that has its seeds on the outside: the strawberry.

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