Are You Eating Your Colors?
1. Harness the Power of Red
Whether you choose red bell peppers, tomatoes, or beets, all of these healthy fruits and vegetables are positively packed with antioxidants such as vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, and fibre, making them great for heart health and overall good health.
2. Look Out for Orange
Some healthy fruits and vegetables are loaded with the antioxidant vitamin C citrus fruits in particular and some, such as carrots, with vitamin A (beta-carotene) for improved eyesight. They also contain potassium, fibre, and vitamin B6 for general health support.
3. Say Yes To Yellow
Bananas are usually the first yellow food that comes to mind, and with plentiful fibre for good digestion, potassium for preventing cramps, and vitamin B6 for a variety of health benefits, they pack a big punch.
4. Go Green
Lutein and folate are two nutrients in vegetables. Lutein helps with eyesight. Folate helps in cell reproduction and prevents neural tube defects in infants.
5. Try A Little Something Blue
Blueberries are known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants. Water in them regulates body temperature and provides the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs.
6. Give The Color Purple A Go
Purple represents the anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that protects the blood vessels from breakage and prevents the destruction of collagen, a protein needed for healthy, radiant skin.
7. Find Out Why White Rules
White represents allicin, a sulfur-containing compound that protects against atherosclerosis and heart disease, lowers cholesterol and increases HDL, and has an antibacterial effective against Candida albicans and bacteria.