Colourful Eating: Health Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables By Colour

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Eating a diet full of different fruits and vegetables is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, it is important for us to combine the right types of fruits and vegetables to keep our diets balanced. An easy way to do this is to eat a colorful diet. Here we will give you some guidelines for the different health benefits, broadly speaking, that different colored fruits and veggies offer.

Red

Many red fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, which are valuable for: cleaning radicals from the bloodstream, protecting skin from ageing sun damage and promoting prostate health. These antioxidants also help to lower blood pressure, decrease tumour growth and lower LDL cholesterol. For those suffering from arthritis, red fruits and vegetables support joint tissue for those suffering from arthritis as well.

Keywords: Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, Reduce Arthritis Pain, Prevent and Cure Cancer, Skin Health.

Red fruits and vegetables to try: tomatoes, pomegranates, apples, raspberries, strawberries, red bell peppers, red chilli peppers, red onions, pink guava, red grapefruits, watermelon, rhubarb, cherries, cranberries, beets.

Orange


Orange fruits are a great source of beta-carotene which is essential to providing the body with Vitamin A. Vitamin A and beta-carotene promote vision, cardiovascular health, and help fight breast cancer. Orange foods are also a good source of vitamin C and B6, which improve the body’s immune system.

Keywords: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Beta-Carotene, Improve Vision, Cardiovascular Health, Fights Breast Cancer, Improve Immune System.

Orange fruits and vegetables to try: carrots, oranges, persimmons, pumpkin, papayas, peaches, cantaloupe, nectarines, mangoes.

Yellow


These fruits and vegetables are known for having many anti-oxidants, namely Vitamin C. They are particularly known for improving vision, digestion, immunity, and promoting stronger bones and teeth. In addition, they can assist with weight control by breaking down fats and decreasing inflammation. Lemons in particular are well worth the buzz, known for their many benefits including restoring the body’s pH levels, detoxifying the liver, improving vision and fighting cancer. It is the only known food in the world that is anionic, i.e. containing a negative charge.

Keywords: Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Improved Digestion, Immunities, Strong Bones & Teeth, Decrease Inflammation, Lemons, Anionic, restore pH, Fight Cancer, Cleansing, Detoxification, Weight Loss.

Yellow fruits and vegetables to try: lemons, yellow bell peppers, yellow pears, pineapples, yellow potatoes, yellow summer squash, yellow watermelon

Green


Greens are an amazing source of chlorophyll and phytonutrients which help in detoxifying the body. Chlorophyll works to deliver oxygen to blood cells which in turn reduces free radicals. The darker the greens, the higher the chlorophyll content. They are rich in nutrients including calcium, magnesium, potassium, omega 3, and vitamins C, K, E and B. They can help to reduce bad cholesterol and support the immune system. As an added benefit, they can even get rid of bad breath. Some green foods are great sources of protein too, such as avocados, spinach, and broccoli. They are most nutritious when lightly cooked or raw.

Keywords: Detox, Chlorophyll, Potassium, Vitamins C K E and B, Calcium, Magnesium, Strengthened Immune System, Protein, Fight Bad Breath

Green fruits and vegetables to try: avocados, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, leeks, lettuce, green cabbage, artichokes, honeydew, kiwis, limes, okra, peas, green apples, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers

Blue & Purple


Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain lutein, Vitamin C, and high fiber. These help the body to reduce inflammation, boost immunities and reduce tumor growth. They also support eye health and lower cholesterol.

Keywords: Vitamin C, Fight Cancer and Tumors, Support Eye Health, Lower Cholesterol, Increase Immunities, Fiber, Lutein, Reduce Inflammation.

Blue/purple fruits and vegetables to try: Blueberries, Elderberries, Purple Asparagus, Purple Cabbage, Purple Potatoes, Raisins, Plums, Raisins

White


White foods boost your immune system. They do this by stimulating the body’s natural killer B and T cells. In addition they reduce the risk of many types of cancer including: colon, breast, prostate, and hormone related cancers (as they are natural hormone balancers).

Keywords: Boosts Immunity, Stimulate Killer B and T Cells, Fight Cancer, Hormone Balancing

White fruits and vegetables to try: bananas, onions, white peaches, dates, cauliflower, brown pears, turnips, white corn, ginger

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