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I ❤ Vegetables: Choosing, Cooking, Eating, and Enjoying More Vegetables

      Eating a variety of vegetables from the 5 subgroups (dark green, red and orange, legumes [beans and peas], starch, and other) is among the key recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020.
      US Department of Health and Human ServicesUS Department of Agriculture
      Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020.
      Increasing one's vegetable intake has numerous potential health benefits on account of the high fiber, vitamin, mineral, and other phytonutrient content of vegetables.
      US Department of Health and Human ServicesUS Department of Agriculture
      Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020.
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      References

        • US Department of Health and Human Services
        • US Department of Agriculture
        Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020.
        8th ed. 2015
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