Orange vegetables for the eyes, green for the heart and white for cancer
Orange vegetables for the eyes, green for the heart and white for cancer. These shades of fruits and vegetables are a sign of beneficial ingredients that help each person to be healthier and stay in shape.
- Orange fruits and vegetables for eye health (carrots) – increased intake of beta-carotene (antioxidant) with orange pigment is associated with less frequent occurrence of glaucoma in women. Research shows that orange pigment reduces the risk of cataracts. One medium-sized carrot has enough beta-carotene to meet a person’s daily needs of the recommended dose of vitamin A. Fresh carrots have a lower glycemic content than cooked carrots.
- Yellow fruits and vegetables for better metabolism (bananas) – one medium-sized banana meets 16% of the recommended daily intake of potassium (an element necessary for maintaining a healthy fluid balance in the body, and contributes to the healthy functioning of the heart muscle). A banana has a low glycemic composition if it is less ripe. Add the banana to the oatmeal with cinnamon.
- White fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of prostate cancer (leek) – leeks are rich in healthy nutrients called organosulfur compounds. These nutrients reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men (in addition to other beneficial properties).
- Green fruits and vegetables for a stronger heart (apple) – people who regularly eat apples then enter the body more quercetin (a very active bioflavonoid – which lowers the level of C-reactive protein – a marker of inflammatory processes associated with heart diseases). A medium-sized apple has about 3 grams of fiber (some of which is soluble and lowers cholesterol levels).
- Purple fruits and vegetables prevent cancer (plum, eggplant) – the peel of eggplant is rich in nasunin (anthocyanin purple pigment) – which has been found to prevent tumor growth (stops the formation of new blood vessels that supply the tumor).