What the Colour of each Food Says About Its Health Benefits. Why is Eating The Rainbow Important?

A multi-colored diet is a quick and easy approach to acquire a wide range of nutritional support.


Foods with deep, rich hues are high in antioxidants and include a variety of phytonutrients that improve health and immunity.


Phytonutrients are found in high concentrations in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, herbs, and spices, and are responsible for its flavour, smell, and colour. Nature really does have its own packaging and in fact, each colour indicates the phytonutrients inside.


RED


Beta-carotene, and vitamin C are all found in red foods, as well as Lycopene- one of the most powerful antioxidants that help rid the body of free radicals (cause cellular damage),preventing blood clotting, strokes, heart disease, and even prostate cancer.


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Deep Blue & Purple


Anthocyanins, ellagic acid, vitamin C, and phenolic acids are abundant in these foods.


Flavonoids called anthocyanins have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. They may help protect against cancer, heart disease, obesity, vision loss, and diabetes, according to research. They may also aid in the enhancement of memory and other cognitive abilities.



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Green


Lutein, chlorophyll, and indoles are all found in green vegetables.


Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids and antioxidants that have been shown to protect eye health and fight cancer.

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Orange & Yellow


Beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, vitamin C, and flavonoids are all found in these foods.


Beta-carotene is an important antioxidant that contributes about half of the vitamin A in a typical American diet. Everything from exercise-related asthma, AIDS, heart disease, and macular degeneration to alcoholism, epilepsy, psoriasis, and Parkinson's disease has been treated with it.

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White


Allicin and antioxidant flavonoids like quercetin and allicin are found in white foods.


Quercetin is an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory that is found in nature. It has also been demonstrated to aid in the reduction of blood pressure and the prevention of heart disease. Allicin is a potent immune enhancer.

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