Do you know what nutrients are needed to keep your body healthy and fit? You may name one or two, but you won’t know all of them. To keep your body healthy, you need various types of nutrients because one nutrient is good for one particular organ and other nutrients for different organs in the body. For example, if you eat mushrooms, being rich in calcium, they can improve your bone strength, but the mushrooms will not help to improve your eyesight. That’s why eating the rainbow is so essential.
Are you bored eating the same fruits and vegetables every day? In this case, eating the rainbow is the only solution for you. By eating the rainbow, you will get not only new tastes but also different types of healthy nutrients every day.
So let’s understand about the different colored fruits and vegetables, and their health benefits
Red is the color of love, joy, and strength. Like most people, I love red and red colors fruits. Red color fruits are among the most popular fruits around the world.
Which red color fruits should I choose? You can select any red color fruits and vegetables according to your taste. Here are some of my favorites; apple, tomato, red peppers, strawberries, watermelons, cherries, etc.
Do you know why red color fruits and vegetables are so important? Because red color fruits have many health benefits and contain life-saving nutrients. Red color fruits and vegetables contain nutrients such as vitamin C, lycopene(it is one kind of antioxidant), hesperidin, ellagic acid, etc. Moreover red vegetables and fruits rich in fiber.
Heath benefits of red color fruits and vegetables
❏ Red colors fruits and vegetables help to fight different types of cancers such as prostate cancer
❏ Decrease the risk of diabetes and helps to fight diabetes
❏ Minimize the risk of heart disease
❏ Reduce the possibility of lung disease
❏ Helps to improve skin quality
❏ For anti-aging, there is nothing as good as red color fruits and vegetables
Color: Yellow and Orange
When thinking of the colors yellow and orange, two fruits come to mind, banana, and orange. There are lots of yellow and orange color fruits and vegetables. You should try every type of yellow and orange fruits and vegetables available. This way, you can enjoy and get all the healthy elements into your body.
Do you know which element gives the orange and yellow colors to fruits and vegetables? Carotenoids are responsible for the color. Here are some orange and yellow color fruits and vegetables you can add to your everyday life, oranges, lemons, mangoes, papayas, carrots, corn, yellow and orange squash.
Yellow and orange color fruits are rich in nutrients Beta-carotene found in carrot, which is good for the eyes. Moreover, orange and yellow colored fruits contain other nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, zeaxanthin, lycopene.
Heath benefits yellow/orange color fruits and vegetables
❏ Yellow and orange fruits prevent heart disease
❏ Helps to improve eye vision
❏ Increase the function of the immune system
❏ Boost healthy joints
❏ Prevent prostate cancer
❏ It helps to make your bone strong and healthy by working with calcium and magnesium.
It will be challenging to find someone who doesn’t like green nature. Green fruits and vegetables are excellent for our health. Do you know green fruits and vegetables can change our mood? By eating green fruits and vegetables, you can change your bad mood to a good one.
In your daily diet, you can add some green fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, kale, green grapes, avocados, broccoflower, celery, green apples, kiwifruit, asparagus, spinach, edamame, green peppers.
Green fruits and vegetables are rich in powerful nutrients such as lutein, folate, vitamin k, zeaxanthin. Folate nutrients are beneficial for pregnant women because it helps to fight congenital disabilities.
Heath benefits of green color fruits and vegetables.
❏ Green color fruits and vegetables can prevent different types of cancer
❏ Can lower your blood pressure
❏ Helps to repair damaged tissue
❏ Increase the digestive enzyme
❏ Boost energy in your body
❏ Detoxify your body
❏ Helps you to feel refresh
❏ Can dramatically increase your eye vision
Color: Blue and purple
Are you searching for fruits and vegetables that will help you to remain young? Blue and purple fruits and vegetables are great for anti-aging.
Here are some examples of blue and purple fruits and vegetables; blackberries, blueberries, grapes, eggplant, prunes, purple pigs, purple grapes, plums.
Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain anti-aging and anti-cancer elements. Beside anti-aging and anti-cancer nutrients other helpful nutrients such as vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, zeaxanthin, ellagic acid, resveratrol, lutein, green tea.
Heath benefits of blue/purple color fruits and vegetables
❏ Helps to lower cholesterol
❏ Prevent tumor growth
❏ Decrease the activity of the cancer cell
❏ Makes your bone strong
❏ Boost mineral absorption
You may like to eat colorful fruits and vegetables, but you can’t ignore the color white. White color fruits and vegetables contain healthy nutrients.
What are your favorite white color fruits and vegetables? If you are not sure then you can pick from here; garlic, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, potatoes, ginger, white peaches, jicama, kohlrabi, parsnips, shallots, turnips, white corn.
Sulforaphane is an anti-cancer nutrient found in cauliflower. Most of the white color fruits are rich in anti-cancer nutrients such as allicin, lignans, beta-glucans, SDG, quercetin, phytonutrients.
Heath benefits of white color fruits and vegetables
❏ Decrease the risk of breast cancer
❏ Helps to balance your hormone levels
❏ Reduce the risk of cancer, which is related to the hormone
❏ Plays a crucial role in making your bone stiff
❏ Decreases inflammation
You may have been unaware of the health benefits of different colored fruits and vegetables. Now I hope you know better about the different varieties. You can make your everyday daily meals according to your health needs. Let me know which colored fruits you like most in the comment box below.