Vegetables and fruits – Rainbow on the plate – the strength of colors

Vegetables and fruits, in addition to their excellent taste and aroma, also provide us with a large dose of vitamins and minerals that have a positive effect on our health, improve overall well-being, and destroy free radicals. In short, they help to delay the aging of the body.

Each color group of fruits and vegetables has different properties that affect our body. The more intense the color, the better. It is worth taking advantage of the benefits that nature brings to us.

 

Let’s check out the power of colors!

Red

Red-colored fruits and vegetables include beets, blood oranges, cherries, cranberries, guava, papaya, pink grapefruit, pink/red grapefruit,pomegranates, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, red apples, red bell peppers, red chili peppers, red grapes, red pears, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, and red currants.

They offer many benefits:

– they reduce the risk of prostate cancer,

– they lower blood pressure,

– they slow down tumor growth,

– they lower cholesterol,

– they get rid of free radicals,

– they strengthen the tissue of the joints in cases of arthritis.

 

Yellow and orange

Yellow and orange fruits include apricots, butternut squash, cantaloupe, cape gooseberries, carrots, golden kiwifruit, grapefruit, lemon, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, persimmons, pineapples, pumpkins, rutabagas, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tangerines, yellow apples, yellow beets, yellow figs, yellow pears, yellow peppers, yellow potatoes, yellow summer squash, yellow tomatoes, yellow watermelon, and yellow winter squash.

They offer many benefits:

– they lower cholesterol and blood pressure,

– they support the creation of collagen and promote healthy joints,

– they fight harmful free radicals,

– they build healthy bones together with magnesium and calcium.

 

White

If you are wondering what fruits and vegetables fall into the white category, here’s the list:

Bananas, brown pears, cauliflower, parsley, celery, dates, garlic, ginger, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, kohlrabi, mushrooms, soy, white beans, chickpeas, onions, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, turnips, white corn, white nectarines, and white peaches.

They offer many benefits:

– they reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancer,

– they lead to a balance of hormones,

– they reduce the risk of hormonal cancer.

 

Green

The most plentiful and powerful group of fruits and vegetables includes:

Aloe, artichokes, arugula, asparagus, avocados, broccoflower, broccoli, broccoli rabe, brussels sprouts, celery, chayote squash, Chinese cabbage, cucumbers, endive, green apples, green beans, green cabbage, green grapes, green onion, green pears, green peppers, honeydew, kale, kiwifruit, leafy greens, leeks, lettuce, limes, okra, parsley, peas, snow Peas, spinach, sugar snap peas, watercress, and zucchini.

They offer many benefits:

– they reduce the risk of cancer,

– they have a strongly alkaline pH,

– they lower blood pressure and cholesterol,

– they stimulate digestion,

– they improve the condition of the retina and eyesight,

– they fight harmful free radicals,

– they strengthen the immune system.

 

Purple and navy blue

This group includes black currants, black salsify, blackberries, blueberries, dried plums, eggplant, elderberries, grapes, plums, pomegranates, prunes, purple belgian endive, purple potatoes, purple asparagus, purple cabbage, purple carrots, purple figs, purple grapes, and Purple peppers.

They offer many benefits:

– they stimulate digestion,

– they have anti-cancer effects on the digestive tract,

– they improve the absorption of minerals in the digestive tract,

– they support the health of the retina,

– they have a large number of antioxidants.

 

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