Fruits and Vegetables


Green and yellow vegetables are too low in calories to serve as the centerpiece of your meals, but can be added without restriction. Fruits – because they are high in simple sugars – should generally be limited to 3 servings a day as they’re tasty and easy to over-consume. The sugar in fruit is fructose which, for some, causes triglycerides and cholesterol to rise. People with these concerns should limit fruits even more.

Familiar Fruits and Vegetables are too numerous to list. Try adding some of these unfamiliar ones for variety.

Fruits:
Carambola
Papaya
Cherimoya
Persimmon
Guava
Pomegranate
Kiwifruit
Passion Fruit
Kumquat
Pumelo
Loquat
Quince
Lychee
Soursop
Mango

Vegetables:
Aduki Beans
Jicama
Arugula
Kale
Bok Choy
Kohlrabi
Broccoli De Rabe
Radicchio
Burdock
Salsify
Celeriac (Celery Root)
Sprouts (Alfalfa, Lentil, Mung Bean, Wheat)
Chicory (Curly Endive)
Swiss Chard
Cocozelle
Taro Root
Collard Greens
Turban Squash
Daikon
Water Chestnuts
Endive
Watercress
Garbanzo Beans (Chick-peas)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke)

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