Eat the rainbow
We all have been told to eat more vegetables and fruits. High intake of these foods can help us lower the risk of developing several chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart díeases, and even cancer. To include a variety of fruits and vegetables in the diet is always encouraged by healthcare providers.
One simple rule to include various types of fruits and vegetables is to eat the rainbow. This rule was established based on the fact that fruits and vegetables can be grouped based on their colors, with each color representing signature benefits.
- WHITE (cauliflower, white onion, white mushroom, daikon, etc.): Lower cholesterol, reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, protect cells from damage, increase immunity, promote eye/skin/bone health
- RED (red pepper, tomato, strawberries, apples, etc.): Reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, decrease inflammation, increase immunity, eye/skin/hair health
- ORANGE/YELLOW (apricots, pumpkin, pineapple, lemons, etc.): Reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, promote eye/skin/hair health, increase immunity, decrease inflammation
- GREEN (asparagus, broccoli, pras, green beans, etc.): Promote eye health, lung health, liver function, healthy cell production, reduce risk of cancer, increase blood clotting, lower blood pressure
- BLUE/PURPLE (blackberries, eggplant, red onion, grapes): Reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, protect cells from damage, improve memory, prevent aging
Overall, when you consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, you can have all these benefits. So let’s start decorating your plate with each of these colors for every meal, and you may be surprised with the benefits that “the rainbow” brings you.
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