Color & Roundness Equal Healthy
It’s time to brighten up your plate with colorful foods Round foods. Eating this way is easy when you eat more fruits and vegetables of many hues. When you do so every day, you are sure to fill you body with a healthy spectrum of protective nutrients.
Red foods: Red berries, red grapefruit, watermelon, red apples, red peppers, pomegranates, beets, radicchio, red cabbage, and tomatoes, contain lycopene and anthocyanins, which help maintain heart health, boost memory, keep your urinary tract healthy, and lower your risk for some cancers.
Yellow and orange foods: Apricots, cantaloupe, grapefruit, mango, papaya, peaches, oranges, pineapple, lemons, tangerines, yellow peppers, pumpkin, butternut squash, and carrots, get their color from carotenoids, which strengthen your immune system, help you maintain sharp vision, and lower your risk of heart disease and cancer.
Green foods: Avocados, green apples, honeydew melon, green grapes, kiwi, lime, pears, asparagus, arugula, artichokes, broccoli, broccoli rabe, kale, collard greens, green peppers, green beans, lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, zucchini, and green cabbage, contain lutein and indoles. Deep green vegetables also supply plenty of key minerals and essential vitamins. They can help you keep your vision sharp and maintain strong bones and teeth; they can also help prevent cancer.
Blue and purple foods: Blackberries, blueberries, plums, grapes, raisins, eggplant, purple potatoes, and purple asparagus have anthocyanins and phenolics, which may have antiaging benefits. Eat these rich blue and purple colors often, and don’t forget that the darker the colors the more the nutrients.
White and brown foods: Fruits and vegetables like bananas, dates, cauliflower, garlic, onion, mushrooms, ginger, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, and turnips.of these contain the phytonutrient allicin, which has been shown to aid in preventing heart disease and cancer. They also often have powerful antimicrobial properties.
Add at least one choice from each of the color groups to your meals, and before you know it your body will be on a healthier path, you will live a longer life, so plan your retirement accordingly.