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Most nutrition researchers believe that the healthful compounds in different foods work together to provide health benefits. The benefits of any single food must be evaluated as a part of your whole diet.

Instead of relying on a particular food in huge quantities, aim for a balanced diet with a variety of foods that includes:

  • 5 or more cups of fruits and vegetables per day
  • food from other plant sources, such as whole-grain breads and cereals, nuts, seeds, rice, pasta, and beans

Most dietitians agree that a diet rich in plant foods may be healthier than a diet that contains a lot of animal products. In this section you can read about the compounds found in plants that are good for your health.

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