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There are many citrus fruits that you can include in your diet.  Try oranges, clementines, lemons, limes, tangerines, and grapefruit.  Our Fruit and Vegetable Recipe Search will provide you with ideas for including these fruits in your diet.

Eating fruits AND veggies in a variety of colors — red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white and orange —  provides a broad range of nutrients. Learn more about including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your day.  Also see our Fruit & Vegetable Color Chart.

Check out our How Many Cups Do You Need section for information on daily fruit and vegetable intake.


Check out our Get Kids Involved section for tips on how to help kids learn about the benefits of fruits and vegetables.


Eating more fruits and veggies matters when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight—and it may even reduce your family’s risk of many diseases. Every step towards getting more physical activity also matters in weight management and overall health. You can help your family be at their best by encouraging a balance of diet and exercise! Visit our Diet & Exercise: The Role of Fruits & Vegetables section for more info.

Please Note: Produce for Better Health Foundation can not provide individualized weight loss programs and/or specific nutrition advice or counseling. We suggest you consult a registered dietitian or visit


Yes, you can eat strawberries if you have high blood pressure.  Strawberries are low in sodium and high in anti-oxidants.


Fruits and vegetables are very important to include in the diet for many reasons. Please see our Top 10 Reasons to Eat Fruits & Vegetables. And visit our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database for more information.


Visit our Health Meal Planning section for tips on how to include fruits and vegetables at every eating occasion.


Check out our What’s in a 1/2 Cup Guide for vegetables that are high in proteins.  Beans are included on the list and are a great source of protein.


You should also include nuts in your diet as a source of protein.  Check out our Nut Nutrition Database for more information. In addition, soy products and legumes will help you to include protein in your diet.



It would probably be best if you consult with your health care provider on this question.

The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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