TLC Daily Food Guide
Fruits and Vegetables
You should be eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables are very low in saturated fat and total fat, and have no cholesterol. A diet high in fruit and vegetables may also help to improve cholesterol levels for those with heart disease. So, fruits and vegetables are great substitutes for foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol.
When shopping, remember to:
keep naturally low fat vegetables low in fat and saturated fat, season with
herbs, spices, lemon juice, vinegar, fat free or lowfat mayonnaise or salad
Portions of the above information has been provided with the kind permission of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (www.nhlbi.nih.gov/).
Last Editorial Review: 3/21/2003