Fruits and vegetables come in a variety of colors and sizes. The hue of a fruit or vegetable can be linked to its benefits and nutritional value. They don’t just bring more color and vibrancy to your diet; but also offer needed vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Here is a list of colorful fruits/vegetables and their associated health benefits!
Some red fruits and vegetables are high in properties that help protect against prostate cancer, heart and lung disease. Strawberries, tomatoes, and red beans are filled with potassium, antioxidants, vitamin A and C. So, next time you’re indulging in a delicious strawberry smoothie, applaud yourself for the protection you’re giving your body!
Yellow/orange fruits and vegetables can boost the immune system, and they have properties that can prevent heart disease. Carrots, peaches, squash, and pineapples are a great source of potassium, vitamin A and C. “Pass me the pineapple tart”!
White and brown
Many white fruits and vegetables can help to control cholesterol levels and promote one’s heart health. White/brown foods contain antioxidants, which help your body fight off potentially harmful molecules. Foods like onions have anti-tumor properties, as well as pro-teary-eyed properties!
Green fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin K, which help protect against strokes and heart issues. They have benefits that help with vision, strong bones, and teeth. They also contain cancer-blocking chemicals, antioxidants, and fiber. So maybe we should follow the example of Popeye (the cartoon) and consume our greens daily for optimal strength!
Blue/purple fruits and vegetables can boost urinary tract health, memory and aid in healthy aging. Their powerful antioxidants are believed to help the heart by blocking the process of strokes, proving that eggplants are good for more than just emojis.
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