Eat colorful please! Why? We all know that fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy lifestyle and that a healthy diet filled with colorful fruits and vegetables is strongly linked to the prevention of chronic diseases such as several cancers, heart disease or diabetes.
But what about colors? What do we mean by eat colorful? And why?
It must be said that a plate or bowl filled with colorful foods is more attractive to the eye and more appetizing from the start. It also allows you to eat a variety of foods and fill up on vitamins, fiber and minerals.
But it’s also a matter of color and here’s why:
Red – Tomatoes, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, pomegranates, beets, red cabbage, radishes, melons, red grapes… Red fruits and vegetables are a source of vitamin C. It contributes to the normal functioning of your immune system and protects your cells against oxidative stress.
Yellow/orange – Apricots, pineapples, citrus fruits, yellow tomatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, carrots… These fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin A which contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin and good vision.
Blue/purple – Blueberries, figs, blackberries, plums, eggplant, and purple asparagus-endives-peppers are good sources of fiber. A daily and sufficient consumption of fibers is necessary to ensure your intestinal functions.
Green – Kiwis, green grapes, green cabbage, watercress, spinach, broccoli, avocado, peas, green beans, cucumbers, are sources of vitamin K. Vitamin K helps maintain and maintain your bones.
White/brown – Bananas, mushrooms, parsnips, potato, cauliflower, onion, garlic, are sources of potassium. This contributes to the normal functioning of your nervous system and normal muscle function.
Consider frozen or canned products
With the price of fresh fruits and vegetables on the rise, experts say shoppers should consider frozen or canned produce. Not only can they be more affordable, but frozen and canned products have a longer shelf life and thus help prevent food waste. Even so, local produce can also sometimes be cheaper when in season and helps support local farmers.
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