Every health agency in the world emphasizes fruits and vegetables as the central part of a healthy diet. In 1996 a review of 206 high-quality studies concluded that people who eat the most fruits and vegetables have half the risk of developing cancer as those who eat the least. Despite all the good news, few Americans are taking advantage of these super foods! Recent research indicates that the pigments found in fruits and vegetables are responsible for many of their health benefits. These health-promoting pigments are found in all fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. Adding colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet is one of the easiest ways to infuse your body with thousands of disease-fighting compounds.