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.
Food Safety Tips for Your Kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home – but it can also be a case of food poisoning waiting to happen. Learn about foods that can make you and family sick and tips to keep your kitchen clean
Vegetable of the Month: Peas
WebMD gives you information on peas and recipes that use them.
Cherry: Fruit of the Month
WebMD gives you information on cherries and recipes that use them.
With Fruits and Veggies, More Matters
Eating more than 5 fruits and vegetables a day is healthier.
9 foods that can help keep the extra weight away
Healthy Eating in an Imperfect World
If you can't find the time to eat a healthy diet, read this article for some helpful solutions.
Top 10 Calcium-Rich Foods
Studies show that calcium in your diet can help you lose weight.
The Truth About Washing Greens
Fresh vegetables are vulnerable to bacteria because they often come in contact with soil and water. Is washing enough?
Going Organic and Effects of Toxins
Is going organic worth the price? Studies are trying to find a definitive answer.
Healthy Snack Ideas
Registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil offers quick, tasty, and healthy snack ideas.
How to Save Money on Veggies
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What Can I Eat? A Guide for New Vegetarians
Compared to the general population, the typical vegetarian has a lower body mass index (BMI), lower cholesterol, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and reduced risk of coronary artery disease. Let WebMD point you toward some of the most nutritious and satisfying vegetarian foods.
How to Eat Tropical Fruits
From acai berries to papayas, learn how to pick and eat vitamin-rich, exotic, tropical fruits.
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.
Best Diet Tips Ever -- 22 Ways to Stay on Track
Want to lose weight the smart way? Find out how everything from eating right to sleeping more can help with healthy weight loss.
Fat Facts Quiz
Test your diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.
Test Your Nutrition IQ
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about dietary guidelines.
Are You a ‘Super Foods’ Superhero?
Test your knowledge of “super foods” with this 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.
Read about healthy vegetarian diets.
Health information on fast-food salads.
The Part-Time Vegetarian
Get vegetarian recipes for part-time vegetarians.
Frozen Vegetables Are Hot!
Information on frozen vegetables.