Foods With Color Key To Right Nutrition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/6/05

Foods With Color Key To Right Nutrition

If your New Year's resolution is to eat better, here's some advice to get you on the right track.

Dr. Mike Ragain, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Texas Tech, was a guest on HealthWise at Five on Thursday, and he says the food pyramid is hard for people to understand, but a better guideline to follow to make sure you're getting the right kind of nutrition is simply, "eat 5 foods with color every day".

"Food with color have lots of antioxidants in them and they will prevent cancer and heart disease. So if you get five servings of "colorful" foods each day that's enough to help prevent cancer and heart disease," says Dr. Ragain.

Dr. Ragain says colorful foods include berries, carrots, and broccoli. In other words, "healthy" colors...not jelly-filled donuts.

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