Fruits and Vegetables: A Spectrum of Health

Fruits and vegetables are the bedrock of the Mediterranean Diet, offering a kaleidoscope of colors and nutrients. A single meal can encompass a plethora of colors – from the deep greens of kale and spinach to the bright reds of tomatoes and peppers, and the lush purples of eggplants and grapes. This spectrum provides a daily intake of essential antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Nutritional Breakdown:

  • Tomatoes: Rich in lycopene, an antioxidant known for its role in heart health and cancer prevention.
  • Leafy Greens: High in vitamins A, C, K, and folate, supporting immune health and bone strength.
  • Citrus Fruits: Excellent sources of vitamin C, crucial for immune function and skin health.