Eat the Rainbow

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Eat Red

Apples, pomegranate, grapefruit, cherries, tomatoes, radishes, watermelon, raspberries, strawberries

Why? Red foods are rich in the phytonutrients; lycopene, ellagic acid, quercetin, hesperidin and anthocyanidins.

Benefits – supports prostate, urinary tract and DNA health. Protects against cancer and heart disease.

 

Eat Purple/Blue

Red onion, eggplant, blueberries, grapes, black berries.

Why? Purple/blue foods are a source of the phytonutrients; resveratrol, anthocyanidins, phenolics and flavonoids.

Benefits – Good for heart, brain, bone, arteries and cognitive health.  Fights cancer and supports healthy aging.

 

Eat Green

Broccoli, kale, spinach, lettuce, kiwi fruit, avocadoes, rock melon.

Why? Green foods are a source of the phytonutrients; lutein, isoflavones, EGCG, isothicyanates and sulphoraphane.

Benefits – Supports eye health, arterial function, lung health, liver function and cell health.  Helps wound healing and gum health.

 

Eat White

Onion, mushrooms, pears, beans, garlic, cauliflower

Why? Source of phytonutrients: EGCG, allicin, quercetin, indoles and glucosinolates.

Benefits – Support healthy bones, circulatory system and arterial function.  Fight heart disease and cancer.

 

Eat Yellow/Orange

Pineapple, peach, papaya, banana, lemon, orange, carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato

Why? Source of the phytonutrients; alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein and hesperidin.

Benefits – Good for eye health, healthy immune function and healthy growth and development.

 

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