Do you know that fruits and vegetables often get their colors from the nutrients they have inside?
Consuming a rainbow of fruits and vegetables helps insure you get enough of the different nutrients you need for good health.
- Red foods include tomatoes, cherries, watermelon, beets and peppers are likely to be rich in the antioxidants anthocyanin and lycopene, which are valuable for heart health.
- Green vegetables provide vitamins C, K and E, which can all help support the immune system, healthy bones, eyes and reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
- Orange and yellow foods get their hue from beta carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is vital to good bones and healthy skin.
- Blue and purple fruits and vegetables get their color from anthocyanins. Blue foods like blueberries have compounds that act as anti-inflammatories, reducing the risk of disease in your esophagus and colon.
- White fruits and vegetables provide dietary fiber which helps protect against high LDL cholesterol levels, and thath’s gives protects heart health.
Get more colors on your plate and enjoy your health!