Go Shopping for Better Nutrition


While strolling the produce section, get colorful to acquire a bigger dose of disease-fighting compounds. A study at Colorado State University found that people who ate several different phytonutrients from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables experienced lower levels of DNA oxidation—a sign of free-radical damage that promotes aging and disease—than those who ate larger amounts of only a handful of plant foods and, therefore, fewer total antioxidants (Thompson et al. 2006).