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  2. Mar 17, 2020

Eat the Rainbow!

Eat the Rainbow!

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. 

Download our nutrition rainbow infographic!

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