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Tips from The Cancer Project: The Nutrition Rainbow

One simple way to eat more healthfully is to add more color to your plate. Did you know that the more naturally colorful your meal is, the more likely it is to have an abundance of carotenoids, as well as other healthy nutrients? Carotenoids are the pigments that give fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, their bright colors. Beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein are all different varieties of carotenoids that act as antioxidants with strong anti-cancer properties. The chart below shows the cancer-fighting and immune-boosting power of different-hued foods.

The Rainbow Chart is excerpted from Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by PCRM with Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.



 

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