Which Whites?

Some white foods may be best avoided or eaten sparingly, while others can be nutritious parts of a healthy diet.

Avoid or limit these…
White sugar
White flour
Whipped cream
Cream- or fat-based white salad dressings
Salt

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But don’t rule these out…
Cottage, goat, mozzarella, and ricotta cheeses
Greek-style yogurt
Low-fat dairy products
Plain yogurt
Unsweetened nondairy milks, such as soy milk
Beans
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery root
Coleslaw
Daikon
Garlic
Jicama
Mushrooms
Onions
Parsnips
Rutabaga
Sprouts
Turnips
Water chestnuts
White-fleshed fruits (such as apples, bananas, and pears)

Where to learn more
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site features a new fruit and vegetable every month, along with recipes, nutrient content, calculators, and more:www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/index.html