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Nutrition and Fitness » What colour are you eating?

Not many realize that eating different colored food can keep you healthy, as well as change your mood and behavior.

Blue and purple colour foods rich in anthocyanin and acts as antioxidants help blood pressure with in range and keep healthy heart. People who have a habit to eat purple and blue fruits and vegetables are at reduced risk for both high blood pressure and low HDL cholesterol. Foods with blue and purple are plums, blueberries, pomegranates, eggplant, fish, purple cabbage, spices, purple grapes, blackberries etc.

Green colour foods rich in isothiocyanates, acts as anticancer and detoxifying agent. People who have habit to eat green vegetables and fruits are at reduced risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Foods with green colour are broccoli, spinach, asparagus, cabbage, cucumbers, brussels, peas, green pepper etc.

   

Orange colour foods are rich in beta-carotene, acts as antioxidants. Peoples who have a habit to eat orange fruits and vegetables help to improve eyesight and provide minerals such as zinc and selenium. Foods with orange colour are mangos, oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, pumpkins, squash etc.

Red colour foods are rich in lycopene which is an antioxidant that protect cells from damage. People who have a habit to eat red colour fruits and vegetables are at reduced risk of prostate cancer, and provide protection against heart attacks. Foods with red colour are tomatoes, red potatoes, watermelon, red meats, guava, cranberries, red onions, red chili peppers, red apples, red grapes, cherries, etc.

Yellow colour foods stimulate the appetite. People who have a habit of eating yellow fruits and vegetables help to reduce the risk of heart diseases and improve immune function. Foods with yellow colour are lemons, pineapple, avocado yellow pepper, bananas, poultry, eggs, rice, corn, cheese etc.

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