The Colors of Nature

reds

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Fruits and veggies in these hues include: red peppers, red cherries, tomatoes, red apples, strawberries and watermelon. 


Nutritional Value: Flavonoids, folate, vitamin C, lycopene


Effects on the Body: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-diarrheal, heart health, memory

greens

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Fruits and Veggies in these hues include: asparagus, green grapes, cucumbers, broccoli, collards, spinach, kale, cabbage, green peppers and honeydew melon.


Nutritional Value:  Isothiocyanate, omega-3 fatty acids, chlorophyll, vitamin K, vitamin D, carotenoids 


Effects on the Body: eyes, bones and teeth

Purples and Blues

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Fruits and Vegetables in these hues include:  

dark beans, beets, egg plant, figs, blueberries, blackberries. 


Nutritional Value: anthocyanin, which is good for memory and healthy aging. 


Effects on the Body: memory, healthy aging, heart health

Oranges and yellows

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Fruits and veggies in these hues include: carrots, mango, cantelope, yellow peppers, butternut squash, pumpkin, papaya, oranges, sweet potatoes and pineapples. 


Nutritional Value:  Beta-Carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C 


Effects on body: eyes, heart, immune system