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Add color to your diet for good nutrition

Choose at least one vegetable from each of five color groups to get a wide range of healthy nutrients.

Given the typical choices available in markets, which vegetables should you eat to obtain the widest range of healthy vitamins, nutrients, and fiber?

"My response is simple: eat all of the colors of the rainbow," says Dr. Michelle Hauser, a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a certified chef and nutrition educator. "These colors signal the presence of diverse phytochemicals and phytonutrients."

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