Karen Ensle Ed.D., RDN, FAND, CFCS
Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, Union County
Farmer's markets allow you to purchase fresh, local vegetables and fruits along with other regional food and beverage products. What if you don't have a farmers market near you? Look for roadside stands. They sell many of the same fresh, seasonal foods that farmers markets sell. Just take a break from driving and pull your car over and shop!
Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Antioxidants are natural substances that may stop or limit the damage caused by free radicals. Your body uses antioxidants to stabilize free radicals and keep them from causing damage to other cells. Antioxidants can protect and reverse the damage caused by oxidation to some extent. To get the most antioxidants, eat a diet that includes a healthy mix of colorful fruits and vegetables and other antioxidant-rich foods:
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