Our heart is always filled with happiness when we look at vibrant colors. As it is rightly said colors are the smiles of nature. We primarily buy fruits or vegetables according to taste, interest, cost, and convenience. However, fruits and veggies having vibrant colors have the most nutrients. Know the hidden benefits of different colors in your food.

 

 

1. Blue/purple

 

Blue and the purple color are due to the presence of a pigment called Anthocyanins. These are the antioxidants which help in memory and disease risk. Anthocyanin also prevents heart disease by preventing clot formation.

 

Have a Crack- Eggplant, Blackberries, Blueberries, and Grapes etc.

 

 

 

 

2. Green

 

A very popular color pigment ‘Chlorophyll’ we all are aware from childhood. The green hue is high in essential nutrients such as folate and carotenoids which help in improve vision. Leafy greens are also rich in calcium which imparts strengthening of bones.

 

Have a crack- Spinach, Broccoli, Asparagus, and Kiwi etc.

 

 

 

 

3. Red

 

Lycopene and Anthocyanins are two major compounds found in red colored fruit or veggies. These two powerful antioxidants are associated with reduced risk of cancer and protection against heart attacks and other heart diseases.

 

Have a crack- Tomato, Strawberries, Raspberries, and cherries etc

 

 

 

 

4. Yellow/orange  

                                                    

These colored fruits are very rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A and C to improve immunity. These are otherwise known as “vision vitamins”. These fruits are very good for eyesight and protect from cataracts. It also helps in sugar regulation.

 

Have a crack- Mango, Carrot, lemon and pineapple etc

 

 

 

 

5. White

 

White fruit contains nutrients such as allicin which promote healthy functioning of your heart and also enhance the immunity power.

 

Have a crack- Cauliflower, onion, banana, and mushrooms etc.