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5 Food Colors to Eat on Daily Basis

Fruits and VegetablesI’m sure you have heard that is great to eat fruits and vegetables five times per day, so your organism will get what’s needed.

But have you heard about important five different colors of fruits and vegetables you should eat on daily basis? If not, in this article you can read about them.

That’s right! Dietitians like to have fun and they love to do what they do, and what they did is…. they categorized vegetables and fruits into 5 groups, each one with different color… in case you would ask. NO, it wasn’t just for fun… they represent something. What? Well, the most important is that your healthy eating habit should contain each of them on daily basis. Let’s take a look on the colors:

5 Vegetables and Fruits Colors You Should Love

White,
Onion, garlic, horseradish, kohlrabi. They have antibacterial (garlic is a natural antibiotic) anti-viral properties and they strengthen immune system. They prevent cold and flu.

BlueBlack,
Eggplant, blueberries, chokeberry, raisins, blackcurrant, bilberry. They strengthen blood vessels, delay aging, improve vision at dusk and they have also anti-inflammatory properties.

Red,
Apples, tomatoes, cherries, strawberries, watermelons, beets, red cabbage. They have anti-tumor properties. They are great for your heart as well, because they contain a lot of potassium – what gives counterbalance to salt in your diet (excess of salt is the reason of high blood pressure, read more about negative effects of salt).

YellowOrange,
Oranges, bananas, carrots, lemons, peaches, corn. Rich in beta-carotene – which has anti-tumor properties. They regulate water management in the body and prevent your eyesight from getting worse.

Green,
Spinach, broccoli, lettuce, kiwi. Rich in vitamin C, folic acid, antioxidants – they cleanse your body out of toxins, improve concentration and prevent skin aging. They protect your retina from damages as well.

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