Importance of Colours in Fruits and Vegetables

Have you ever wondered, why there are different colours of vegetables or fruits? Is there really a difference in taste and does the colour really have an impact on that specific fruit or vegetable?
Well, yes!!! The colour has a greater impact and you need to consume fruits and vegetables in a variety of different colours. This is because the different colours of fruits and vegetables indicate different nutrients. Consuming a rainbow of fruits and vegetables helps you get enough nutrients for good health.

Rainbow Benefits of different coloured fruits and vegetables

  • Red (Tomato, watermelon, kokum fruit, cranberries, strawberries)
    • Contains lycopene
    • Helps to lower the risk for cancer and heart disease
  • Orange (Oranges)
    • Contains carotenoids
    • Helps to improve your immune function and lower the risk for heart disease
  • Green (Avocado, kiwi fruit, spinach and other leafy greens)
    • Contains chlorophyll
    • Helps to lower the risk of cancer and vision related problems
  • Yellow (Mangoes, bananas, lemon)
    • Rich in folate, potassium and vitamin C
    • Fortifies your skin
  • Blue (Eggplant, blueberries, blackberries, prunes, plums)
    • Contains anthocyanin
    • Helps to keep your vision and immune system healthy
  • White (Garlic, mushroom)
    • Contains anthoxanthins
    • Helps to lower the risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer and heart disease

Enjoy eating different colour fruits and vegetables and colour yourself healthy !!!

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