If you're like most of us, and you are not! You are unique unto yourself! But I digress, already...so early on in what I have to share. 😀 "Many" of us grew up being told to eat something from every color of the food group so stay healthy. Whether you liked the mushy green Gerber peas as a baby or the fresh red peppers in your salad or not, there's a garden full of truth to that long-held belief.
Think of your options like a five-year-old with a box of crayons. Without a complete set with every color, your beautiful artistic creation just wouldn't be the same say, for instance, if the blue crayon were missing. We love 5-year-old artistry, but we'd like to see you still coloring at the age of 95 or even 105!
To help you with that goal here is an "Oh-yeah-that's-right!" or a slap to the forehead. "Really?!-I-didn't-know-that!" kind of list. Here you go!
White foods include bananas, onions, potatoes, garlic, and cauliflower.
Blue or Purple
Blue or purple foods include eggplant, blackberries, blueberries, purple cabbage, and plums.
Blue and purple foods can slow or reduce the progress of cancer.
Green foods include zucchini, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and kiwi.
Green foods can help reduce the risk of cancer, restore your energy, detoxify you body, boost your immune system, improve digestion, and contribute to healing of the tissue.
Orange and Yellow
Orange and Yellow foods include carrots, sweet potatoes, oranges, lemons, and mangoes.
Orange and yellow foods are great for your joints, lower the risk of safeguarding your skin from harmful sun rays and pollution.
Red foods can include strawberries, peppers, watermelon, raspberries, and tomatoes.
Red foods improve skin quality, lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease as well as diabetes and some cancers, rids your body of harmful free radicals, and promotes eye health by reducing age-related vision deficiencies such as macular degeneration.