Food For Thought: An Apple a Day


Never underestimate the power of produce. Fresh (or frozen) fruits and vegetables are chock full of powerful antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals and water – things that we need to stay healthy.

Aim for 5-9 servings of produce every day. You can easily achieve this by making just a few small changes in your diet. For instance:

  • Start the day right. Enjoy a piece of fruit or small dish of berries with breakfast or as a mid-morning snack.
  • Add a vegetable to your lunchtime. This could be sliced tomato and cucumber drizzled with vinegar, lettuce and red onion on a sandwich, a handful of baby carrots or even a serving of stewed tomatoes.
  • Work in more veggies with each dinner. Making a big salad to enjoy throughout the week makes this easy. Add one more steamed or sautéed veggie such as broccoli, green beans, cabbage or carrots and you’re doing great!
  • Snack on fruit. A small apple, a peach, a handful of strawberries. These are all great, satisfying snacks anytime during the day.
  • Buy, clean and cut. After purchasing your produce, prepare it for easy eating or cooking. A cantaloupe can sit on the counter for days; same goes for that pineapple. Cut up that fruit, celery, carrots and broccoli into bite-sized pieces and keep them in a clear bowl in the refrigerator. This way you won’t forget what you’ve got.
Need to find an HFACO doctor?
View a list of participating providers.

Schedule Appointment Online

If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please do not utilize this scheduling feature for urgent medical situations.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

If you have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone suspected to have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please contact our nurse line @ 313- 874-7500 prior to scheduling.

Schedule Appointment for