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How should I choose healthy fruits and vegetables?

Here are some tips on how to choose healthy fruits and vegetables:

Fruits

Eat most often:
  • All whole fruits
  • Frozen fruit with no added sugar
Eat occasionally:
  • Fruit juice
Avoid or eat sparingly:
  • Sweetened fruit juice
  • Fruit canned in syrup
Vegetables

Eat most often:
  • Fresh and frozen vegetables
  • Canned vegetables that have been rinsed and drained
  • Low-sodium vegetable juices
Eat occasionally:
  • Avocado
  • Canned vegetables
Avoid or eat sparingly:
  • Vegetables in butter or cream sauce
  • Fried or glazed vegetables
  • Sauerkraut
  • Salted or pickled vegetables
  • Regular vegetable juices
Potatoes and other starchy vegetables

Eat most often:
  • White or sweet potatoes (whole, with skin on)
  • Corn (prepared without salt or butter)
Avoid or eat sparingly:
  • Fried potatoes: French fries, hash browns, tater tots
  • Baked or mashed potatoes with butter and/or sour cream

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