What the Different Colours of Fruit & Vegetables Mean

We all know that fruit and vegies are a very colourful group of foods. From when we were children we learnt to associate red with the apple, yellow with the banana and of course the orange fruit was always easy to remember!

5-a-day has provided a list of colours of fruit and vegetables and their associated health benefits:

Blue/Purple – Blueberries, plums, raisins and eggplants.

All contain phytochemicals, which are being studied for their antioxidant and anti-ageing properties.

Green – Avocado, broccoli, peas and leafy greens.
Anti-cancer foods with phytochemicals.

White – Bananas, garlic, artichoke and cauliflower.
Helps maintain good cholesterol levels and contains phytochemicals.

Yellow/Orange – Pineapples, sweet potato, carrots, mangoes.
Contains Vitamin C and carotenoids (including vitamin A). Great for immune protection and vision health.

Red – grapes, cherries and strawberries.

Maintains memory function & heart health with the Lycopene phytochemical, one of the most potent antioxidants and Anthocyanin, known to protect the body from UV damage.

All of these wonderful colourful foods are just dying to be eaten! If you’re ever hungry for something mega-healthy and nutritious, make an awesome colourful salad with leafy greens and cherry tomatoes, or if you have a bit more time chop up and bake some pumpkin and sweet potato. If you just want something quick, do what I did yesterday – go to the fridge and just get into a yummy red capsicum!
What the Different Colours of Fruit & Vegetables Mean What the Different Colours of Fruit & Vegetables Mean Reviewed by Admin on June 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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