Maybe many of you are not aware of this, but eating 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is essential for your health. Eating the Rainbow is a simple concept you can use to get the best of the health benefits that fruits and vegetables can give you. The colors of the fruits are connected directly with the components that are unique for every one of them and brings different health bonuses. After reading this article you will consume more fruits and vegetables than before for sure.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients and are clean food that is easily processed by your body. The health benefits that we can retrieve from the clean foods can not be compared to the processed or even ultra-processed food we consume every day. You should definitely give them a try and you will see improvements in short term as they contain vitamins, fiber, enzymes and many other beneficial ingredients.
Consuming enough healthy fruits and vegetables can prevent heart strokes, vision loss, keep you levels of cholesterol and blood pressure low, and even fight with some forms of cancer. But let’s see what are colors good for:
Blue And Purple
Consume them to boost your immune system, support digestion, to keep lower cholesterol levels, eyes and retina health. They also improve mineral absorption in the body, reduce tumor growth and many more. These fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C, fiber, ellagic acid, lutein, flavonoids, zeaxanthin, quercetin and resveratrol.
Purple Belgian endive
Green ones can be useful to reduce cancer risks, fight free-radicals and of course boost your immune system as well lowers the blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Greens are also rich in fiber, chlorophyll, lutein, folate, vitamin C, calcium, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.
Sugar snap peas
Orange And Yellow
These fruits and vegetables are good to fight free-radicals, reduce age-related caula degeneration, reduce the risk of prostate cancer, promote collagen production, help the alkaline balance and build healthy bones as well. They contain potassium, vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin.
Yellow summer squash
Yellow winter squash
The red ones contains ellagic acid, lycopene, quercetin, hesperidin which can help you to reduce risks of prostate cancer, lowers the blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduce tumor growth and support join tissue in case of arthritis.
Red bell peppers
Red chili peppers
Whites are rich in beta-glucans, SDG, EGCG and lignans that will boost immune system as hell. They also reduce the risks of colon, prostate and breast cancer and are good to balance the hormone levels.
And remember: Eat healthy, stay strong!
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