The power of color: the benefits of multi-colored vegetables and fruits

Scientists from Sweden found out that yellow pigment contained in corn, peaches and pumpkin lutein is able to fight chronic inflammatory processes in the body. Now, when the time has come to harvest a generous harvest, we remember what other colorful vegetables and fruits are useful for. Our consultant is nutrition expert, nutritionist, member of the National Society of Nutritionists Natalie Makienko.
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Red- berries, beets, tomatoes, radishes, peppers, onions, apples provide energy and vitality. Contain vitamin C, antioxidants. They strengthen the cardiovascular system, prevent cholesterol plaques from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, inhibit the growth of malignant tumors, prevent aging processes and damage to the DNA structure. Products of red color with caution should use allergy sufferers, people with high blood pressure and excessive irritability.

Orange and yellow- All citrus fruits, peaches, cantaloupe, apricots, persimmon, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yellow pepper. They include beta-carotene, pectin, antioxidants and a lot of vitamin C. Such products support eyesight, moisturize the skin, help maintain the heart and immune systems, reduce the risk of developing cancer, improve the functioning of the digestive tract and liver, activate the lymphatic system. Orange color improves mood and appetite, helps to find harmony.

White- garlic and onions, light potatoes, white melon, parsnip, root celery and root parsley, white asparagus, cabbage. The most useful ones are the dark ones on the outside and the whites on the inside. They have a calming effect, strengthen the immune system, and help control weight. Purify the liver of toxins, good for skin health. It contains quercetin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties.

Green- Kiwi, avocado, lime, artichoke, asparagus, green cabbage, cucumbers, leafy salads and herbs, zucchini, spinach, green peas, apples, grapes, olives. They contain lutein, isoflavones, calcium and other important vitamins that help strengthen the eyes, bones and teeth, and the liver.They contain chlorophyll, which has an important effect on the body: removes toxins, reduces the level of bad cholesterol, normalizes the bowels, protects against bacterial infections, helps keep the body in good shape.

Purple- figs, black currants, blueberries, blueberries, blackberries, dark grapes, plums, blue types of cabbage, eggplants, purple potatoes, black pepper, olives. They contain powerful antioxidants, resveratrol (it has anti-allergic properties), betanidin, which helps to absorb vitamin E. It supports youth, improves skin and hair condition, and is necessary for pregnant women. But be careful: purple vegetables can also provoke allergies, and also retain water in the body in certain diseases.


Date: 09.10.2018, 10:09 / Views: 41392

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