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Cracking The Nature's Color Code in Fruits and Vegetables

July 27, 2010  by: kalyani  Points: 15   Category: Food & Drinks  Earning $0.65   Views: 1295

There is a lot of discussion going around the benefits and different ways of eating right. There is so much information about this topic that at times we get completely overwhelmed as there are so many things to choose from. This article is all about a way to ensure that you get each of the necessary nutrients required daily.


It is essential to include all the types of fruits and vegetables in your diet. In spite of eating all veggies, there is no way to know that you are not missing on some vital ingredient. To ensure that you get optimum benefits from the fruits and vegetables, follow a plan that is ruled by colors. There are seven major groups of colors as detailed below. Include at least one item from each group daily so that your body gets ALL the vital elements each day. This will also help in controlling the weight and also increase the intake of vitamins, minerals and fibers.

[hese foods are packed with anthocyanates which are powerful antioxidants. Tehse cut the risk of heart diseases and stroke by inhibiting clot formation.

Plums, Prunes,
Purple or Red Grapes
Raspberries (also in jam form)
Apples (red-ckinned variety)
Red Cabbage
Red Wine

Any tomato-based food, even sauces or ketchups, provides a healthy dose of lycopene which a cancer-fighting antioxidant.

Bet-carotenes in orange-colored foods are beneficial for eyes and skin. Also it is believed to decrease the risk for certain types of cancers.

Sweet Potato
Musk Melon

Cousins to the orange group, these foods are rich in beta crytoxanthin, an antioxidant which protects the cells from damage.

Sweet Limes

These provide added protection for the eyes since they contain lutein adn zeaxanthin. These help fight cataracts and macular degeneration of the eyes.

Mustard or Turnip Greens
Cucumbers (with Skin)
Green Beans
Green Peas
Green or Yellow Peppers
Kiwi Fruit
Zucchini (with Skin)
Fenugreek Leaves
Ambat Chuka (Sorrel)
Coriander Leaves

These contain natural chemicals called isothiocyanates such as sulforaphane and indoles, all of these stimulate production of cancer-figting liver enzymes.

Chinese Cabbage

Garlic and onions contain allicin which is an important factor that fights tumors. Other foods in this group are mushrooms that contain disease fighting chemicals. Other veggies in this group rich in flavonoids that prevent cell damage are:

Spring Onions

Author: meensatwork        
Posted Date: 07/27/2010    Points:1    

Very good article Kalyani.I was not aware of the colour concept in fruits and vegetables.Thanks for sharing it.

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