MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 10 /CNW/ - Orange peppers, green spinach, yellow
corn, purple plums, red watermelon - the produce aisle is full of colourful,
tasty and healthy treats. In fact, Health Canada recommends that Canadian
adults consume seven to ten servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Eating a variety of colorful produce on a regular basis provides a great
source of vitamins, minerals and other natural substances to help protect
against chronic diseases. People that find it difficult to incorporate fresh
fruits and vegetables into their everyday eating routine can follow a few
simple tips to get produce back into their diet.
- Add vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms or tomatoes to your
- Top toasted whole-grain bread with peanut butter and sliced bananas
- Ask for more vegetable toppings and less cheese on your pizza
- Add lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber to sandwiches
- Snack on vegetables like bell pepper strips and broccoli with a
low-fat ranch dip
- Top a cup of low-fat yogurt with sliced fresh fruit
Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems consumers face in maintaining a
healthy lifestyle is keeping their fruits and vegetables fresh. Canadians
actually throw away about $1.5 billion worth of produce they buy annually
because it has spoiled(1).
Rubbermaid has developed a unique line of food storage containers called
Produce Saver that allows consumers to reduce food waste, save money and live
healthier lives by keeping produce fresh up to 33 percent longer than
traditional containers. The line is designed with a vented lid that allows the
produce to breathe and tray that elevates food out of moisture. Available at
local retailers and grocery stores, Produce Saver, with its green lid & tray,
helps consumer live healthier lives by incorporating more colourful fruits and
vegetables into their diets.
(1)Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, and Agriculture Division of
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For further information:
For further information: Terry Baskin, (905) 852-9157