Good for health, Let's Eat Colourful Foods!
There's no question that eating colourful foods has health benefits.
The most vibrantly coloured fruits and vegetables have the most nutrition.
There are a lot of fruits and vegetables in varying hues.
Eating regularly an array of colours just ensures that you get the benefits of all of them.
Let's find out how foods in each colour category can keep you health.
Onion, garlic, mushroom, potato and lotus root are typical white colour foods.
White foods are well known as good source for enhancing our immune system,
and good for lungs and bronchial tubes .
Particularly, white foods can help rise estrogen levels so they give us a benefit of protecting your body against hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure and aging.
Lettuce, asparagus, celery, spinach, broccoli and pea are green foods.
Green foods contain chlorophyll and is made up of approximately 70% of it.
Green foods are also known as metabolism boosters so it helps excrete unnecessary toxic wastes and relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.
As well as...
they are effective in preventing cancer,
can protect cataract and failing of eyesight,
lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
and help non-proliferation of Helicobacter pylori which causes gastritis.
Strawberry, apple, tomato, watermelon, plum are in a list of red foods.
Health benefit of red foods are also to enhance our immune system and help keep arteries clean which eventually reduce the risk of cadio-vascular diseases.
Red foods especially abundant in lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect against degenerative diseases like cancer.
Capsicum, ginger, curry, sweet potato and corn are yellow foods that help our eyes and skin.
These sunny-coloured foods also have an abundance of vitamin C.
Many studies tell us that yellow fruits and vegetables help our heart, vision including night blindness, digestion and immune system.
Black rice, black sesame, seaweed like dried laver and black olive are healthy black foods.
In fact, these foods have more antioxidants than light-coloured foods because of their high pigment content.
Especially black bean helps lower the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Black rice is good for protecting our sight and preventing anemia.
Mulberry, grape, blueberry, raspberry, eggplant and purple onion are example of purple foods.
There foods may help heart health, blood pressure and obesity.
Many scientists prove that eating purple fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk for both high blood pressure and low HDL(high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
We've looked at the health benefits of coloured foods.
As long as we change our eating habit to be more healthy like aiming to eat more colourful foods.
So when you’re filling your shopping cart or your plate, think the more color, the better!
and enjoy the food that is nourishing your body :)