Fruits and Vegetables Directory
Fruits and vegetables make up a huge part of a healthy diet. They contain essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that keep your body functioning well and protect it against harmful free radicals. The food pyramid calls for 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit per day for adults. Most Americans fall far behind those recommendations. To get all your fruits and veggies, consider creative ways to add them to your diet. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the benefits of fruits and vegetables, the serving sizes recommended, and much more.
Fruit of the Month: Figs
Get your 5-A-Day servings of fruit with figs.
‘What Color Is Your Diet’ Review: Variety for Weight Loss?
“What Color Is Your Diet” claims adding brightly colored fruits and veggies to your diet will help you lose weight. Get the facts in this review.
Fruit Facts: Meet the Kiwano Melon
The kiwano melon looks like a dog toy, or a blowfish, or an alien egg. Find out how this colorful horned fruit could be part of a healthy diet for teenagers.
Fruit Flush Diet Plan Review: Detoxing With Fruit?
What are the effects of a fruit-based detox diet? Read WebMD's review of the Fruit Flush diet and find out.
Anatomy of a…Pomegranate
Each ruby, seed-filled fruit is bursting with antioxidant-rich flavonoids. Antioxidants, recent studies show, may help prevent hardening of the arteries, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
Off the Menu: David Guas
The 'American Grilled' host shares his recipe for honey-glazed grilled carrots.
How I Got My Kid to Eat Brussels Sprouts
One mother explains how she got her children to say "yes" to this much-maligned vegetable.
Vegetarian Moms-to-be Can Get Right Nutrients With Diet
Pregnant women who are vegetarians or vegans can get all the nutrients they need for them and their babies.
Video: The Best Fruits and Veggies for Weight Loss
Not all fruits and vegetables are created equal when it comes to weight loss. Here are the best ones to add to your diet.
WebMD Town Hall: Veggies for Picky Eaters
If you child eats vegetables, count yourself lucky. So how do you get picky eaters to eat their veggies? First lady Michelle Obama and WebMD experts share some tips.
Powerhouse Fruits and Veggies
Which fruits and vegetables are healthiest?
Healthy Snack Ideas
Registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil offers quick, tasty, and healthy snack ideas.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Health Benefits of Pumpkin
Pumpkins are good for more than fall decor. As part of your diet, they pack a powerful nutritional punch.
Slideshow: How to Eat Tropical Fruits
From acai berries to papayas, learn how to pick and eat vitamin-rich, exotic, tropical fruits.
Slideshow: Fun Facts About Fruits and Vegetables
Find out things you may not know about some of your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Slideshow: 12 Powerhouse Veggies You Should Be Eating -- Now!
12 vegetables that pack a particularly big nutritional punch. Plus, ideas to prepare them.
Quiz: Test Your Banana Smarts
You know they’re good for you, but what else do you know about this popular fruit? Find out with this quiz.
Quiz: Are You a ‘Super Foods’ Superhero?
Test your knowledge of “super foods” with this quiz.
Fat Facts Quiz: Test Your Knowledge
Test your diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.
Quiz: Test Your Nutrition IQ
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about dietary guidelines.
The Secret of Edamame
Soy snack is a yummy - and healthy - handful
The Part-Time Vegetarian
Get vegetarian recipes for part-time vegetarians.
Home Freezing and Food Preservation Ideas: Fruits and Veggies
WebMD provides home freezing and food preservation ideas to help you save money and stay healthy all year long. Learn about easy ways to freeze fruits, vegetables and herbs, and try three freezer recipes.
Fruit Salad Magic
Who can resist the array of colors, textures, and flavors a fruit salad offers? Here are tips and recipes to keep them light, tasty, and fresh.