Each color of fruits and vegetables adds different nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies. By eating an array of colorful foods, you can provide your body with the essential nutrition it needs. So let’s look at healthy foods in the color of the rainbow and explore why they can be beneficial to us because of their color.

1. Red for phytochemicals

  • Protect against certain cancers
  • Reduce the risk of diabetes
  • Lower the risk of macular degeneration, an age-related condition that can impair vision
  • Improve skin quality
  • Decrease risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Soak up damaging free radicals

2. Orange and yellow for carotenoids

  • Protects the skin against sun and pollution
  • Improves immune function
  • Promotes eye health and protects vision
  • Decreases risk of various cancers
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Promotes healthy joints

3. Green for antioxidants

  • Aid tissue healing
  • Detoxify the body
  • Provide digestive enzymes
  • Restore energy and increase vitality
  • Reduce risk of cancer
  • Boost the immune system

4. Blue and purple for resveratrol

  • Promotes longevity
  • Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s
  • Boosts memory
  • Protects cells from damage
  • Reduces the risk and slows the progression of cancer
  • Helps fight inflammation

5. White for overall health

    • Protect against certain cancers
    • Keep bones strong
    • Lower the risk of various heart ailments
    • Help lower cholesterol
    • Reduce inflammation
    • Help balance hormones

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