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Nutrition According To Colours of Fruits and Vegetables. Did you ever realize that the colour of fruits and vegetables you merrily relish indicate what kind of nutrients they bring to the table?
Nutrition According To Colours of Fruits and Vegetables:
Did you ever realize that the colour of fruits and vegetables you merrily relish indicate what kind of nutrients they bring to the table?
Red: Red fruits are replete with antioxidants lycopene and anthocyanins. Lycopene helps your body make vitamin A. Intake of 30 milligrams of lycopene is a must.
If you are looking for red fill your grocery bag with raspberries, tomatoes, guava, watermelon, red cabbage, kidney beans, cherries, and strawberries and beets roots.
Orange and Yellow: These foods are rich in beta-carotene which is an ideal sources of vitamin A. Beta-carotene keeps skin, teeth, and bone structure in good condition apart from helping night vision.
They also contain folate, an antioxidant that prevents neural tube defects in unborn infants. Folate is a form of water-soluble vitamin B. Some of the vitamins like B6 are vital. Vitamin B6 controls muscular degeneration; helps depression; and, prevents heart ailments. Consuming 320 micrograms of folate is ideal.
Green: As we know, green vegetables are good for your eyes and bones due their calcium and vitamin A. Green vegetables also have vitamin K content that helps your blood to clot properly.
A Two-cup serving of raw spinach provides 290 of the 90 to 120 micrograms of vitamin K you need each day. These foods contain antioxidant vitamins, particularly vitamins C and E, which offer endurance and reduce risk of chronic ailments.
Blue and Purple: Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain anthocyanins, a natural plant pigment, with powerful antioxidant properties. This unique property reduces risk of heart ailments.
They also contain flavonoids and ellagic acid, compounds that may destroy cancer cells. Unique acids in blueberries have been shown to fight cancer cells in the lungs, stomach, breasts and pancreas.
A combination of anthocyanins and ellagic acid also show anti-inflammatory properties that may prevent cancers in colon.
White: White fruits and vegetables, including apples, pears, bananas, cauliflower and cucumbers, are high in dietary fiber, helping to protect you from high cholesterol, and antioxidant-rich flavonoids, such as quercetin, which is abundant in apples and pears.
24 Jun 2019 1:21 PM GMT