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Great veggies and fruits to try...


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Here's a list of some great veggies and fruits to try under each color category (from Cooking Light's July '07 issue)::

Red (contains lycopene):
Veggies: Tomatoes, beets, radishes, rhubarb, radicchio, red bell peppers
Fruits: cherries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, pink grapefruit, red pears, apples grapes

Orange/Yellow (contains beta-carotine, vitamin C)
Veggies: yello beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yellow bell peppers, yellow squash, yellow tomatoes
Fruits: oranges, apricots, cantaloupe, lemon, mango, peaches, pineapple, papaya

Green (contains beta carotine, lutein):
Veggies: avocado, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, green bell peppers, spinach, snap peas, celery
Fruits: pears, green apples, kiwi

Blue/Purple (contains flavonoids)
Veggies; eggplant, purple cabbage, purple peppers, purple asparagus, purple-fleshed sweet potatoes
Fruits: blueberries, blackberries, plums, raisins, purple grapes

White/Tan (contains flavanoids)
Veggies: cauliflower, turnips, onions, mushrooms, potatoes, jerusalem artichokes, garlic
Fruits: bananas
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NEWKATHYNOW 4/28/2013 9:38PM

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/24/2013 10:54AM

    What a great list -- thanks for sharing!

PS I love those purple sweet potatoes!

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ANASARI 4/24/2013 10:49AM

    Nice!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/24/2013 8:36AM

    Great reminder!!

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JANET552 4/24/2013 8:12AM

    Great list! I have a streak of eating a rainbow every day. At first it was so hard and now I can't imagine why that would have been.

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WELLNESSME09 4/24/2013 6:24AM

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