Did you know that the colours of fruits and vegetables are the result of certain antioxidants, phytonutrients and nutrients they contain?
Consumption of fruits and vegetables varieties helps to insure that you get enough of different nutrients you need for good health.
What exactly these colours mean?
Blue and Purple fruits and veggies contains anthocyanin, which is good for heart.
Green leafy veggies are rich in chlorophyll as well as isothiocyanates. These reduce carcinogenic agents from the liver.
Green and Yellow are rich in lutein which is very important for eye health, especially necessary for the elderly people to prevent age related macular degeneration. Some are also rich in vitamin C.
Red are rich in Lycopene. It is a powerful antioxidant for preventing cancer and heart attacks. Useful for protecting prostate health and maintaining the breast tissue. Red fruits and vegetables are also rich in flavonoids, resveratrol and vitamin C, as well as folates.
Yellow and Orange are Carotenoids or beta carotene. Extremely rich in vitamin A and retinol, which is needed for acne and wrinkle prevention. Vitamin A is needed for strong immune function and healthy vision. Also useful in preventing cancers of the stomach, esophagus etc.
The darker the colour, the greater health benefits.
Eat the rainbow and be healthy!🌈