Fruits and vegetables have variety of nutrients contained in them which cannot be obtained from vitamin and mineral supplements. Let’s have a brief overlook of the benefit of each color found in specific fruits and vegetables. Each color found in fruits and vegetables are important for building the immune system and react properly to different stresses in our daily life.
Green Foods – Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage
Green foods are very good for our circulatory system as they contain minerals and B-complex vitamins. The phytochemicals present in green foods act as powerful anti cancer compounds.
Red Foods – Tomatoes, Watermelon, Red cabbage
Red foods contain phytochemicals which help to reduce radical damage and the element lycopene present in such foods help to prevent prostate problems and reduce the sun damage effects on our skin.
Orange Foods – Carrot, Pumpkin, Sweet potatoes, Apricots
Orange foods help in preventing cancer by repairing the DNA with the help of carotenoids present in them. These foods are good for our eyes and help with night vision along with the introduction of Vitamin A.
Green/Yellow Foods – Yellow Corn, Green Peas, Honeydew Melon
The combination of green and yellow foods helps reduce the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and osteoporosis.
Orange/Yellow Foods – Oranges, Pineapples, Peaches, Tangerines, Papaya
These foods are great antioxidants and are also rich in Vitamin C which helps to improve the mucus membranes and connective tissue. These foods help in preventing heart diseases and preventing inflammation.
White/Green Foods – Onions, Garlic, Pears, Celery
These foods contain a variety of phytochemicals, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal elements and these foods acts as great antibiotics.
Red/Blue/Purple Foods – Apples, Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Prunes
These dark colored foods are antioxidants and protect our body against heart disease by improving blood circulation and preventing blood clots.