Today, we’ll introduce the properties and benefits each color of fruits or vegetables can offer you. This is a simple summary of the most important advantages and in as simple terms as possible.
Without any further ado, we present to you, the properties contained in fruits and vegetables separated by color groups.
Red/Purple/Blue : • contain folate, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants that delay cellular aging • lower your risk for heart disease, stroke by preventing clot formation in the blood • lower risk of cancer, macular degeneration and memory problems • keep your vision and immune system healthy • limit your risk for urinary tract infections
Orange/Yellow : • contain bromium, carotenoids, folate, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants that convert into vitamin A • vitamin A keeps your skin, teeth, bones healthy and repairs damaged DNA • vitamin A also helps maintain good eyesight while improving night vision • carotenoids improve your immune function, lower your risk for heart disease and cancer • help with intracellular communication
Green : • contains chlorophyll, folate, indoles and vitamin A, C, E, K • vitamin A is good for your eyes, bones and teeth • vitamin K helps your blood clot properly • vitamins C and E lower your risk of chronic diseases • lowers your risk for cancer and inhibits its action
White : • contains antioxidants, folate, niacin, potassium, riboflavin and vitamin C • lower your risk for heart disease and cancer • contain allicin and dietary fiber which lowers your risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer and heart disease
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* Thank you so much for taking the time of reading the second part! We hope this hack brought you some insight of the wonderful colorful world of fruits and vegetables.
Bibliography: The information gathered in this hack was based on the Diabetes & Cancer Society, Healthy Eating Group and our Wholesome and Therapeutic Nutrition class offered by Académie Herboliste Inc.