Foods in vivid shades of green, orange, yellow, purple and red, are not only visually enticing, but they are also packed with health-benefiting properties. The compounds that give fruits and vegetables their bright color are also responsible for giving them their unique health promoting properties.
So, what's in the color?
Beets, eggplant, purple grapes, red wine, grape juice, prunes, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, red apples
They may delay the aging of cells in the body. They may help delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease and urinary tract health
Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage or bok choi, kale
Help to promote strong bones and teeth, vision health and may lower the risk of some types of cancer
Tomatoes, pink grapefruit, strawberries watermelon, beets, red peppers, radishes
Helps rid the body of free radicals & protects against prostate cancer, heart lung & Alzheimer's diseases.
Pineapple, peaches, papayas, yellow corn, potatoes, sweet lime, lemon honeydew melon
Reduces the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration