From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

tomato“A new research study, hot-off-the presses, has shown that conventionally grown produce is as nutritious as organic fruits and veggies. This is good news as a well-balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, no matter how they are grown, is your best defense in fighting heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes….all major killers of Americans.  With food prices expected to rise another 3 to 4% in 2009, Americans should fill their grocery carts with plenty of fruits and veggies and let and tasteprice be the driving force.  Here are some tips:


  • Eat at least 4 1/2 cups of fruits and veggies daily. Eat a piece of fruit at each meal and veggies at BOTH lunch and dinner. Have a salad with your lunchtime sandwich and at least half of your dinner plate should be loaded with veggies.
  • Shop Smart. Buy produce in season for the best taste and price.
  • Frozen fruits and veggies are as nutritious as fresh. If the produce aisle is too pricey, head to the frozen food aisle.”

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