The next time you sit down for a meal, check out the color of your plate. Not only does a mixture of colorful foods look appealing, you get more nutrients by eating fruits and vegetables that come in different hues.
Because they deliver melatonin, eat cherries before bed to improve sleep patterns. Red Bell Peppers feature lutein, a compound that promotes healthy vision. Lycopene gives tomatoes their signature red color and is an antioxidant that promotes prostate health. Orange
Carrots deliver vitamin A, which promotes vision. Carrots also support heart health. Give your immune system a boost with vitamin-C-rich cantaloupe. Sweet potatoes also have vitamin A, which helps with vision and skin health. Yellow
Corn is rich in beta-cryptoxanthin which helps maintain healthy lungs. Tropical pineapple delivers manganese, an essential nutrient that supports metabolism and defends against free radicals. The enzyme bromelain, also found in pineapple, aids digestion. Potassium-rich bananas promote cardiovascular health and help maintain healthy blood pressure. Green
Compounds in broccoli support healthy skin. Spinach features vitamin K, a nutrient that helps calcium bond to bones and slows cell breakdown. Citrus limes are high in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system. Blue & Purple
Add purple cabbage into your salad — it has more vitamin C and antioxidants than its green cousin. Blueberries are one of the favorite “superfoods” that feature antioxidants and promote brain health. A natural cleanser, beets help flush toxins out of the body.
Source - Swanson Health email
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