Host Richard Hentschel talks with Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator on the foods that can keep us healthier. About 75 percent of our dinner plate should be plant based. Both fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which really help the body protect our cells from cancers. We all need proteins and we typically get that from a red meat source, yet guidelines suggest eating fish or poultry and beans as other sources of protein as a way to reduce the amount of red meat in our diet.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.