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Benefits of Eating Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

LENGKONG, AYOBANDUNG.COM – Experts often advise us to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. This program called the rainbow diet is considered to be a fundamentally healthy way of eating.

The five-color diet refers to two kinds of fruit and three kinds of vegetables. This is a good combination, especially for children and adults. Colorful fruits and vegetables provide a variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals that the body uses to maintain health and energy levels.

Phytochemicals and other beneficial compounds in fruits and vegetables provide color. That’s why we need to have the full spectrum for good health and strong immunity.

As reported on the NDTV page, you can get blue or purple by eating blueberries, purple grapes, black currants, purple cabbage, eggplant, purple carrots, and others. They have health-promoting phytochemicals such as anthocyanins and phenols. Colored foods in the diet can also reduce cancer risk and are good for urinary tract health, memory function, and promote healthy aging.

The green color includes varying amounts of lutein and indole which have antioxidant properties. Green color can be obtained from avocado, green apple, green grape, melon, kiwi fruit, green pear, artichoke, broccoli, celery, cucumber, shallot, lettuce, spinach, peas, lady’s finger, zucchini and others. Can be consumed to reduce the risk of cancer, maintain vision, maintain healthy eyesight, to make teeth and bones strong

Meanwhile, the white and brown colors contain various phytochemicals, such as allicin, which is found in garlic and onions. One should include bananas, white peaches, cauliflower, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, onions, potatoes and radishes in the diet. White fruits and vegetables are very good for heart health, maintain cholesterol levels, also reduce the risk of cancer.

Yellow or orange fruits and vegetables include yellow apples, apricots, cantaloupe, oranges, papayas, peaches, grapefruit, lemons, mangoes, pineapples, yellow pears, orange carrots, yellow peppers, pumpkins, and sweet corn. They have antioxidants like Vitamin C as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids which are good for health. They are also good for a healthy heart, healthy eyesight, healthy immune system, lowering the risk of cancer.

Whereas the red color is marked due to the presence of lycopene and anthocyanins which have health enhancing properties. Included in red foods are red apples, cherries, cranberries, red grapes, red pears, pomegranates, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, beets, red peppers, red radishes, red carrots, and tomatoes.

These foods can provide benefits such as for a healthy heart, good memory, a lower risk of cancer, and for maintaining a healthy urinary tract. Foods with five colors are good sources of fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. These foods are low in calories, fat and sodium.

Colored foods also reduce the risk of cancer, increase your immune system against colds, and maintain a healthy weight. These foods also lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of vision loss, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, birth defects, cataracts, and osteoporosis. Colored foods also help you have clear skin, shiny hair, and bright eyes.