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Try heart-healthy produce this summer

There's no better season than summer to add ripe, just-picked heart-healthy fruits and veggies to your diet. Produce is rich in powerful nutrients that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and even certain cancers. Check out the infographic below for ideas on getting a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Put a rainbow in your diet

To get the most health benefits from fruits and veggies, eat a variety of colors.

Green

Collard greens

Cucumbers

Green beans

Limes

Zucchini

Red

Cherries

Raspberries

Red peppers

Tomatoes

Strawberries

Watermelon

Blue/purple

Blackberries

Blueberries

Boysenberries

Eggplant

Plums

Yellow/orange

Corn

Cantaloupe

Nectarines

Peaches

Squash

Sources: American Heart Association; Produce for Better Health Foundation; U.S. Department of Agriculture

Learn more about your heart and how it works.

reviewed 6/24/2019

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