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Reduce risk of cancer
Low-fat diets, and fruits and vegetables that contain dietary fiber and vitamins A and C may reduce the risks of some types of cancer.

photo of fresh, healthy vegetablesReduce risk of coronary heart disease
Diets low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat, and diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables that contain certain types of dietary fiber may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Reduce risk of hypertension
Low-sodium diets may reduce the risk of hypertension and high blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in sodium content.

Reduce risks of birth defects by increasing folate
Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with brain or spinal cord birth defects.

Reduce risk of high blood pressure and stroke
Diets that consist of foods that contain potassium and are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

SOURCE: Produce Marketing Association and the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Nutritional Resources:

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