Nutrition Nuggets

Eat a Rainbow of Colors for Health

April 7, 2016

Health & Nutrition Nugget – Make every plate a rainbow!

To make sure we get all the nutrients we need for good health, eat a rainbow of colors. Here are health benefits that align with the color of fruits and vegetables.

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Heart & Memory – RED
Red foods include apples, cranberries, grapes, pomegranates, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, tomatoes, red grapefruit, radishes, radicchio, red peppers and red onions.

Vision, strong bones and teeth – GREEN
Green foods include kale, apples, grapes, kiwi, honeydew, avocado, broccoli, spinach, collards, okra, artichoke, zucchini, lettuce, celery, cucumber, beans, and asparagus.

Healthy aging, heart and memory – PURPLE/BLUE
Purple/blue foods include blackberries, plums, blueberries, figs, eggplant, purple cabbage, grapes, and elderberries.

Healthy immune system, heart, and blood pressure – WHITE
White foods include banana, cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, garlic, potatoes, white currants, white peaches and white nectarines.

Healthy immune system, vision and heart – ORANGE/YELLOW
Orange/yellow foods include apricots, sweet potatoes, pineapple, mangoes, oranges, apples, peppers, pumpkin, corn, lemons, cantaloupe, peaches, nectarines, & persimmons.

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