Stay healthy by eating all the colors of the nutrition rainbow!
The pigments that give fruits and vegetables their bright colors represent a variety of protective compounds. By eating all the colors of the nutrition rainbow, you’ll harness the power of these immune-boosting foods.
Learn about how phytochemicals and antioxidants in brightly colored fruits and vegetables boost our health:
Red: Lycopene reduces the risk for breast and prostate cancers and boosts heart, brain, eye, and bone health.
Orange: Beta-carotene fights cancer, reduces inflammation, supports the immune system, and boosts vision.
Yellow: Vitamin C and flavonoids boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor cell growth, and detoxify harmful substances.
Dark Green: Calcium strengthens the bones and muscles and boosts heart health.
Light Green: Indoles and lutein eliminate excess estrogen and carcinogens and support eye health.
Blue: Anthocyanins destroy free radicals, reduce inflammation, and boost brain health.
Purple: Resveratrol boosts heart and brain health and may decrease estrogen production.
Brown: Fiber boosts digestion and weight loss and helps remove waste, like excess hormones and carcinogens.