Food and Nutrition
Paint Your Plate Purple (With Produce)
Feb 22, 2017 - 4:00:21 PM
Here’s the challenge: Many Americans are confused about the benefits of incorporating colorful produce into their diet. According to a recent survey by Welch’s, almost half of consumers (44 percent) don’t know or aren’t sure that specific colors of fruits and vegetables offer unique health benefits.1
And, though 63 percent of Americans know that they should eat colorful produce, only 32 percent often make an effort to include it in their diet.
Refresh Your Grocery List
Think about your favorite fruits and vegetables. What colors are you missing? The next time you’re at the grocery store, try to fill in the gaps.
Make sure you include purple fruits and vegetables in your cart, too. While 73 percent of Americans know they’re an option, only 3 percent of our produce intake is from the purple and blue category.2
Fortunately, there are easy ways to infuse more purple into your day. For example, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is made with dark purple
What benefits does this surprising purple powerhouse bring?
No wonder 67 percent of the Americans who drink red wine are willing to swap their wine glass for a glass of 100% grape juice every now and then.
Making Healthy Choices
You won’t regret eating—or drinking—more purple produce.
Every 8-ounce glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is made with more than 40
Of course, a colorful diet goes best with a heart-healthy dose of physical activity. The experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults get 2½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or an hour and a quarter of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week.
You don’t have to do it all at once. Work your way up to it if you’re not physically active now, and start with 10 or 15 minutes at a time. Walking, biking, dancing, even housework and gardening all meet the criteria—and maybe your to-do list, as well. Be sure to talk with your doctor about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you.
For further grape facts, stats and recipes, go to www.welchs.com.