Dutch painters created beautiful still-lifes overflowing with all manner of vibrant, colorful fruits and vegetables. But the rainbow palette of produce can do much more than just provide an eye-catching centerpiece. Each color marks a different carotenoid, a type of phytochemical, that imparts health benefits.
We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but here’s a list of what the different colors mean for your health:
- Red fruits and veggies, such as strawberries, red grapes, beets, and tomatoes, improve blood flow to the heart and protects against Alzheimer’s disease.
- White fruits and veggies, such as bananas, pears, onions, and mushrooms, help maintain heart health and healthy cholesterol levels.
- Green fruits and veggies, such as kiwi, pears, broccoli, and peas, help build strong bones and teeth and protects your vision.
- Yellow and orange fruits and veggies, such as mangos, pineapple, carrots, and pumpkin, boosts your immune system and protects the health of your heart and eyes.
- Blue and purple fruits and veggies, such as figs, blueberries, eggplant, and cabbage, protect your memory and help your urinary tract stay healthy.
So go ahead and eat a rainbow of fresh produce – you’ll pass your nutritional test with flying colors!
Source : lifescript.com