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Follow Nature's Rainbow: A Color Guide To Fruits and Vegetables And Their Benefits
Posted in Nutrition by Dr. Georgianna Donadio on Feb 02, 2011
Eating colorful foods as an approach to dietary lifestyle is not only excellent for weight loss but is also an excellent way to make sure you are getting all the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Proper nutrition is essential for supporting your immune system which protects against developing acute and chronic disease.

The color of the food itself is like a table of contents – a way of reading the label, so to speak, on the contents of living foods like fruits and vegetables. The vivid colors of the fruits and vegetables are an indicator that the food provides the phytonutrients which are the magic bullets or plant nutrients that nourish us and protect our health.

These plant chemicals are often called “nature’s medicine chest” as whole plant diets have been shown in research studies to heal and correct many chronic disease conditions.

Here is a quick color guide to choosing your fruits and vegetables:
Red = lots of lycopene an antioxidant = reduces cancer risk

Orange = beta-carotene an antioxidant = supports immune function

Yellow-Orange = vitamin C = detoxifies and inhibits tumor cell growth

Green = folate and iron = builds healthy cells and genetic material

Green-light = indoles, lutein = eliminates excess estrogen & carcinogens

Green-white = allyl sulfides = destroys cancer cells, supports immune system

Blue (fruits) = anthocyanins = destroy free radicals

Red-purple (fruits) = reservatrol = plaque reducer, mineral chelator

Brown (legumes, whole grains) = fiber = carcinogen remover

For excellent weight loss results and excellent nutrient intake, think rainbow the next time you prepare your plate.

- Georgiana Donadio



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