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.
Everything You Need to Know About Avocados
The basics about avocados -- from calorie and nutrient content to storage and preparation advice.
Surprising Health Perks of Peppers
Learn how adding peppers to your diet can boost your health and weight-loss efforts.
Kale: Nutrition, Types, Cooking, and More
Facts, insights, and advice about eating and cooking with kale.
Vegetarian Diets: Vegan, Lacto-Vegetarian, Ovo-Vegetarian, and More
WebMD explains various vegetarian and vegan diets, along with the nutritional requirements of following these diets.
Anatomy of a…Pumpkin
You may think of it simply as a Halloween jack-o'-lantern, but the pulp from this low-fat, low-sodium vegetable is an ancient, healthful power food.
Antioxidants in Fruits
Berries and other fruits deliver super-healthy antioxidants that can help fight disease.
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.
The Super-Veggies: Cruciferous Vegetables
What do broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and bok choy have in common? They're all members of the cruciferous, or cabbage, family of vegetables. And they all contain phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals, and fiber that are important to your health.
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.
Powerhouse Fruits and Veggies
Which fruits and vegetables are healthiest?
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.
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: Fun Facts About Fruits and Vegetables
Find out things you may not know about some of your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Slideshow: Best and Worst Juices for Your Health
Although the best kinds of juice deliver a bounty of vitamins, the worst are hardly better than liquid candy. Learn which ones to add to your shopping cart.
Slideshow: How to Eat Tropical Fruits
From acai berries to papayas, learn how to pick and eat vitamin-rich, exotic, tropical fruits.
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.